Friday, April 8, 2011

Accusing the DEA

Lawyers for Vicente Zambada, son of el Mayo, said in a Chicago courtroom that the criminal activities with which he is charged were carried out with the knowledge and complicity of the DEA, FBI, and ICE. This is not the first time charges of this kind have emerged, and it's pretty easy to see how the line between target and informant could get a little blurry. Hopefully, this trial will offer the chance to learn a bit more about how US law enforcement does business in Mexico today. This was famously not the case with Osiel Cárdenas's trial.

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