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  • GOP senator demands DEA boss explain no-bid contracts, hires

    04/21/2023 7:09:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    wapo ^ | 4/20/2023 | Joshua Goodman and Jim Mustian 
    A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee is demanding that U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chief Anne Milgram address allegations of improper hiring and contracting of her past associates. The request Thursday by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa follows an Associated Press investigation finding that a federal watchdog is investigating whether strict federal rules on no-bid contracting and hiring may have been violated to channel DEA work to Milgram’s associates. “These are serious allegations, and DEA must respond to them and clear the air,” Grassley wrote in a letter sent to Milgram’s office, a copy of which was obtained by...
  • Mexico’s President Attacks U.S. DEA for Investigating Sinaloa Cartel

    04/18/2023 4:11:44 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18April | Ortiz Darby
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador harshly criticized the U.S. government over an ongoing investigation into the Sinaloa Cartel. The president stated U.S. authorities not only sent informants into the criminal organization but also tapped the communications of military forces and their response to cartels. “An abusive intrusion, prepotent, that should not be accepted under any motive,” Lopez Obrador said during his morning news conference claiming he had not been told about any investigation.
  • "El Chapo" sons fed rivals to tigers, used corkscrews and chiles for torture, DOJ says

    04/21/2023 1:20:20 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Stephen Smith
    "Death and destruction are central to their whole operation," DEA chief Anne Milgram Milgram said Friday, calling the Chapitos and the global network they operate "a network that fuels violence and death on both sides of the border." El Chapo, the Sinaloa cartel's founder, is serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison in Colorado after being convicted in 2019 on charges including drug trafficking, money laundering and weapons-related offenses. In January, El Chapo sent an "SOS" message to Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, alleging that he has been subjected to "psychological torment" in prison.
  • Biden’s DEA Chief Under Investigation For Allegedly Handing Out Massive No-Bid Contracts To Past Colleagues: REPORT

    04/20/2023 10:14:15 PM PDT · by CFW · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/23 | Jennie Taer
    The Biden administration’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) chief is under investigation for allegedly handing no-bid contracts worth millions of dollars to previous colleagues, The Associated Press reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the probe. The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General is conducting the investigation after at least a dozen employees, including some of DEA Administrator Anne Milgram’s previous associates, were hired under the contracts, according to the AP. One portion of the probe centers around $4.7 million for “strategic planning and communication” contracts handed to Milgram’s previous colleagues from the New Jersey attorney general’s office and at New York...
  • Mexican President Accuses Pentagon Of Espionage, Leaking Information To DEA

    04/19/2023 12:52:23 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 18, 2023 | Brandon Drey
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the Pentagon of spying on Mexico’s government, vowing to safeguard classified military information to protect its national security after a spate of documents leaked in U.S. media. During his daily press briefing on Tuesday, Obrador said the Pentagon targeted Mexico several days after the leaked information exposed alleged tensions between Mexico’s Navy and the Army, according to The Washington Post. “We are going to take care of the information from Semar and Sedena because we are being spied on by the Pentagon, and many media outlets are leaking information that the [Drug Enforcement...
  • Scientists Create a Vaccine Against Fentanyl

    12/16/2022 2:44:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 15, 2022 | Margaret Osborne
    Researchers hope the vaccine, which blocked the drug from entering rats’ brains, could help reduce overdoses in humansDrug overdose fatalities soared to a record high during the early Covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, deaths from overdoses in the United States rose to 91,799, a 30 percent spike from the previous year. Researchers say synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are partially responsible. These drugs were involved in more than half all fatal overdoses in 2020. More than 150 people die every day from synthetic opioids. “Fentanyl is killing Americans at an unprecedented rate,” Anne Milgram, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said...
  • DEA agent who put Viktor Bout in prison blasts Brittney Griner swap

    12/11/2022 3:12:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 9, 2022 | Snejana Farberov Social Links for Snejana Farberov VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED December
    A former DEA agent who played a major role in bringing notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout to justice more than a decade ago believes that Russia got the upper hand in the Brittney Griner prisoner swap — and that the US may end up paying a heavy price for it. “I’m kind of in disbelief that someone with the potential to orchestrate arms deals that can kill Americans anywhere in the world would be traded for a prisoner,” Tom Pasquarello told Yahoo! Sports just hours after Bout was exchanged for Griner in Abu Dhabi. Bout, 56, dubbed the “Merchant of...
  • Senior defense official concerned 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout may resume arms trafficking

    12/09/2022 1:39:58 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2022 | Louis Casiano , Liz Friden
    Bout is alleged to have fueled multiple conflicts across the globe through arms dealing, sometimes to both sides ... A senior defense official is concerned that convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the "Merchant of Death" .. could go back to illegally trafficking weapons, thereby fueling deadly conflicts around the world. "I think there is a concern that he would return to doing the same kind of work that he's done in the past.. Bout was in the middle of serving a 25-year prison sentence in a U.S. prison for several offenses, including conspiring to kill Americans ... Bout, a...
  • Sex parties and fast cars: US agent turned cartel mole claims DEA corruption

    11/20/2022 3:12:47 AM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    THe Guardian UK ^ | 20 Nov 2022 | J Oliver Conroy
    As he enters prison, a disgraced former DEA agent who lived a decadent double life has claimed his own crimes were the tip of the iceberg... ...In interviews with the Associated Press, Irizarry, who recently began a 12-year prison sentence, has claimed that corruption is endemic in the powerful US drug agency... ...Irizarry claimed to the Associated Press that dozens of other agents joined in with his debauchery, and that they deliberately tailored drug operations so that they could visit party hotspots...
  • Report: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich

    07/09/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 131 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9 July 2018 | Alicia Powe
    Disclaimer: This shocking information was given to The Gateway Pundit this weekend. We decided to report this news and will post an update following Tuesday’s press conference. The Washington, D.C. lobbyist who has been on the hunt for Seth Rich’s killer found a “credible” witness who will identify the two men he believes murdered the DNC staffer. Jack Burkman, a Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who has worked with a private investigative team to solve the Seth Rich murder mystery, told The Gateway Pundit that the witness has conclusive evidence that will bring Rich’s killers to justice within a month. “We...
  • Opinion: Joe O’Dea invests in his workers and the communit

    09/02/2022 7:08:05 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Colorado Sun ^ | Sep 1, 2022 | Hank Brown and Cole Wist
    If there’s a candidate for elected office more honest, ethical, and authentic than Joe O’Dea, we’d be surprised.Indeed, national journalists have called O’Dea one of the best candidates anywhere in the country. O’Dea’s an American success story, who is a rare blend of candor, decency and strength.The campaign by [Democrats] to smear the good name of Joe O’Dea — an honest man trying to do good for a country that badly needs balanced leadership — is misleading and wrong. ... Even traditional mainstream media at the New York Times, the Washington Post and NBC News have loudly condemned the smear...
  • DEA Seizes A Record-Breaking $20 Million In Fentanyl In Southern California

    07/15/2022 6:20:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 202 | Michael Robison
    On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it had seized approximately 1 million fake pills containing fentanyl in Inglewood, California, nine days earlier. According to a statement from the DEA, the pills were seized on July 5 during a raid of a southern California home. The home is tied to a Los Angeles-area drug trafficking organization with links to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.
  • DEA Issues Warning on U.S. Fentanyl Influx of 2021: ‘Enough to Kill Every American’

    04/08/2022 6:02:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2022 | Penny Starr
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning federal, state, and local law enforcement of an impending nationwide spike in fentanyl-related “mass overdose events” and reported the amount of the drug infiltrating into the United States in 2021 was enough “to kill every American.” “Fentanyl is killing Americans at an unprecedented rate,” DEA administrator Anne Milgram said. “Drug traffickers are driving addiction, and increasing their profits, by mixing fentanyl with other illicit drugs.”
  • Woodbridge man sentenced to 18 months for lying on application to join DEA

    01/27/2022 4:23:16 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 20 replies
    "A Middlesex County man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Jan. 26 for making false statements to United States government agencies. According to documents filed in these cases and statements made in court, Manko submitted an application, referred to as an SF-86 Form, for employment as a federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Manko submitted fictitious academic transcripts from two higher education institutions located in New Jersey and represented that he had graduated from these two academic institutions. Manko made these statements in his employment application knowing that they were false in an attempt to gain employment...
  • Why is Maxine Waters Silent on The Terrorist Drug-Dealing Probe That Obama Shut Down?

    12/27/2017 10:10:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., once falsely accused President Ronald Reagan's CIA of all but causing urban cocaine dealing in the '80s. She claimed that Reagan, by working with Nicaraguan drug dealers to defeat the communists running that country, colluded with them to created the urban drug epidemic. Never mind that The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times all debunked Waters' claim. At a town hall meeting about these allegations, Waters shouted, "If I never do anything else in this career as a member of Congress, I'm gonna make somebody pay for what they've done to...
  • Politico: Obama Let Hezbollah Run Cocaine Into The US For Iran Deal — And More

    12/18/2017 9:10:27 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 54 replies ^ | 12-18-17 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the current administration “collude” with Russia? So far no evidence at all has emerged to support that hypothesis, but Politico’s Josh Meyer digs deep into another curious set of circumstances in the Obama White House and its own operations with a foreign power. Perhaps the media will start asking whether the previous administration colluded with Iran to let terrorists and drug dealers go free in order to score one of the worst deals ever in international relations. Before Barack Obama decided to pursue the nuclear deal with Iran, the DEA had a major operation called Project Cassandra. This operation...
  • DEA agent gets 12 years in prison

    12/10/2021 3:18:28 AM PST · by Enterprise · 34 replies ^ | December 10, 2021 | Posted by Kane
    A once-standout U.S. narcotics agent who used his badge to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive cars, parties on yachts and Tiffany jewels was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison Thursday for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel. (SNIP) U.S. District Court Judge Charlene Honeywell in handing down her sentence expressed disgust with the DEA for its failings and said other agents corrupted by “the allure of easy money” also needed to be investigated.(SNIP) Dominguez has met with prosecutors for “endless hours” to provide information on the criminal activities of “fellow law-enforcement agents who initiated...
  • FBI And Other Agencies Paid Informants $548 Million In Recent Years With Many Committing Authorized Crimes

    11/27/2021 10:00:10 PM PST · by GraceG · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | Adam Andrzejewski
    Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits. A few informants became millionaires, with some Amtrak and “parcel” delivery workers making nearly $1 million or more. Many informants were authorized to commit “crimes” with the permission of their federal handlers. In a four-year period, there were 22,800 crime authorizations (2011-2014). The FBI paid approximately $294 million (FY2012-2018), the DEA paid at least $237 million (FY2011-2015), and ATF paid...
  • DEA takes aggressive stance toward pharmacies trying to dispense addiction medicine

    11/17/2021 2:53:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WBUR ^ | Aneri Pattani | November 08, 2021 Aneri Pattani
    When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place he'd called home for three decades, where he'd raised his two girls and turned his dream of owning a pharmacy into reality. In 2016, after flooding displaced people in nearby counties, Njoku began dispensing buprenorphine to them and to local customers at his Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy in Fayette County. WBUR is a nonprofit news organization and our coverage relies on your financial support. Please give today. Buprenorphine, a controlled substance sold under the brand names Subutex and Suboxone, is...
  • Feds Join Mass Arrest of 150 People in Connection With Dark Net Drug Dealing

    10/26/2021 8:51:03 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 26 October 2021 | Lucas Ropek
    Authorities in the U.S. and Europe say they've coordinated on one of the largest dark web drug busts in history. The coordinated police operation, dubbed “Dark HunTor,” involved a large number of law enforcement agencies, including the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Europol, and various other U.S. entities, including the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Postal Service. So far, “HunTor” has resulted in the arrest of 150 people worldwide, as well as the seizure of some $31.6 million from both cash and digital currencies (aka Bitcoin and other cryptos). Police say that they have also seized approximately 234 kilograms of narcotics.......