Diana Washington Valdez
El Paso Times
August 3, 2011
U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine to the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.
The allegations are part of the defense of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago.
The case could prove to be a bombshell on par with the ATF’s “Operation Fast and Furious,” except that instead of U.S. guns being allowed to walk across the border, the Sinaloa cartel was allowed to bring drugs into the United States over a five-year period, the documents allege.
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This article was posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm