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DEA Boss: Mexican Drug Cartels Deeply Embedded in Chicago, We Operate Like We‘re ’On the Border’
The Blaze ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 09/27/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by opentalk

The city may be nearly 2,000 miles from Mexico, but the country’s drug cartels are so deeply embedded in Chicago that local and federal law enforcement are forced to operate as if they are “on the border,” according to Jack Riley, special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Because of Chicago’s location in the heart of the United States, its large Mexican population and its abundance of street gang activity, drug cartels have designated the city as one of its main hubs of operation in America, Riley told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview. Inevitably, the increasing presence of cartels has also contributed to the Windy City’s skyrocketing violent crime rates, the DEA boss revealed.

“My opinion is, right now, a number of the Mexican cartels are probably the most organized, well-funded, vicious criminal organizations that we’ve ever seen,” said Riley.

Right now, at least three major Mexican cartels are fighting for control of billions of dollars worth of marijuana, cocaine and heroin in Chicago. That includes the ruthless Zetas and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, arguably the most wanted man in North America, and perhaps the entire world.

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DEA Boss: Mexican Drug Cartels Are So Deeply Embedded in Chicago, We Have to Operate Like We‘re ’On the Border’

1 posted on 09/27/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

did the community organizer have a hand in this?


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:30:18 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: opentalk

Gun Crime laws in Cook County are very lax. That helps too.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: opentalk

Glenn Beck just finished talking about this on his radio program.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:14 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: dalebert

Do they supply the candy to mac daddy?


5 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:29 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: dalebert

Fast and Furious armed drug cartels and Islamic terrorists that will attack our country.

The One belongs in prison. What do our senators and representatives know that keep them from taking action against this criminal administration?


6 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:40 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: dalebert

” did the community organizer have a hand in this?”

Of course. The dealers help destabilize the country.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: opentalk

Hey, now we know why Obama and Holder were sending guns to Mexican gangs in project fast and furious.

Mexican gangs in Chicago already had all they needed.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Bluebird Singing
from July 2011,

US Court Documents Claim Sinaloa “Cartel” Is Protected by US Government

Deal Allegedly Gave Sinaloa Bosses Immunity in Exchange for Providing Info on Rival Drug Organizations

...The son of a heavy hitter in a powerful Mexican drug trafficking organization has filed explosive legal pleadings in federal court in Chicago accusing the US government of cutting a deal with the the “Sinaloa Cartel” that gave its leadership “carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States.”

The source of that allegation is Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia, one of the purported top leaders of the Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization

9 posted on 09/27/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Makes sense in that Chicago has always had a corrupt city government. I imagine many of the local politicians and police are on the cartel’s payroll.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by microgood
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To: opentalk

We Have to Operate Like We‘re ’On the Border’

Does that mean they are arming the gangs in Chicago? Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: dalebert

“did the community organizer have a hand in this?”

Well, yes, he did. Where do you think a good chunk of the money comes from that fuels the drug trade? Yep, it’s from us, in the form of “transfer payments” that we pay in taxes. We are being taxed to finance the drug cartels that are destroying us, thanks to our community organizers making sure that the “poor” receive their handouts.

You want to end illegal immigration? End Welfare. Don’t reform it, END it. And also end the minimum wage law. Then you will find Americans really are willing to do those jobs Americans aren’t willing to do.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 7:47:21 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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This drug war really is doing wonders for our country, isn’t it? /s


13 posted on 09/27/2012 7:54:42 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: henkster
End Welfare. Don’t reform it, END it. And also end the minimum wage law. Then you will find Americans really are willing to do those jobs Americans aren’t willing to do.

End Welfare, and give a few of the inevitable complainers a whiff of the grape, "pour encourager les autres", and you'll find Americans begging to do those jobs Americans aren't willing to do.

14 posted on 09/27/2012 7:55:49 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Bluebird Singing
What do they know?

They know if they do take action against Zippo every city in the country will be in flames and just like the “video riots” overseas the riots will be a pretext to terrorist attacks.

15 posted on 09/27/2012 7:56:26 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: stephenjohnbanker
from Article

Overall, police records indicate Chicago’s murder rate is up 31 percent from 2011

(old) Media ignores it.

16 posted on 09/27/2012 8:01:56 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

There was talk of the ATF conducting a Fast & Furious operation in Indiana, supplying arms into the Chicago area, wonder if it’s related.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: opentalk
federal law enforcement are forced to operate as if they are “on the border

given the level of criminal turmoil at the Mexican border I take his statement that he is admitting the feds are not doing much to control drug cartel crime in Chicago

18 posted on 09/27/2012 8:16:00 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: opentalk
The drug cartels from Mexico have found willing business partners in more than 100,000 “documented” street gang members in Chicago. The cartel operatives hide in plain sight, within the crowds of millions of hardworking Mexican citizens living in the city. [emphasis added]

Population of Chicago: 2,707,120 - Jul 2011 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau). Why the hyperbole?

19 posted on 09/27/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: opentalk

This just tickles my little pea pickin’ heart! Let the games begin!


20 posted on 09/27/2012 8:27:49 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: opentalk

” Overall, police records indicate Chicago’s murder rate is up 31 percent from 2011

(old) Media ignores it. “

Every time.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: opentalk
major Mexican cartels are fighting for control of billions of dollars worth of marijuana, cocaine and heroin in Chicago.

Thanks, War On Drugs, for hyperinflating drug profits and restricting them to criminal hands so sociopathically violent Mexican cartels have the means and motive to wage war in our streets.

22 posted on 09/27/2012 8:35:25 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: IMR 4350

Exactly.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 8:50:42 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: opentalk

And it took them HOW LONG to figure this out and say something??? I could have told you that YEARS ago - before anyone even KNEW there was a man named Obama...


24 posted on 09/27/2012 9:02:56 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Rich21IE
"This just tickles my little pea pickin’ heart! Let the games begin!"

Thanks. I live in Chicago.

25 posted on 09/28/2012 12:18:42 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: opentalk

Classic example of the Frog and scorpion story...

The chicago political crime machine will eventually be replaced by the worst kind of crime machine...

Could not happen to more deserving bunch of thugs...


26 posted on 09/29/2012 6:00:09 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Perseverando

Could many of the guns be coming from Chicago?


27 posted on 10/13/2012 9:47:10 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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