Mr. Holder — What the Hell Are You Doing?

Over and above the Gitmo detainee fiasco and the selling of assault rifles to Mexican gunrunners that end up killing American agents we now have federal agents allegedly letting tons of cocaine into the U.S. — for what? Information?

U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into 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, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and the son of Ismael “Mayo” Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.

The case could prove to be a bombshell on par with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “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. Zambada-Niebla claims he was permitted to smuggle drugs from 2004 until his arrest in 2009.

Randall Samborn, assistant U.S. attorney and spokesman for the Justice Department in Chicago, declined comment.

The court in Chicago had a status hearing on Wednesday and ordered the government to respond to allegations in Zambada-Niebla’s motion by Sept. 11.

According to the court documents, Mexican lawyer Humberto Loya-Castro, another high-level Sinaloa cartel leader, had his 1995 U.S. drug-trafficking case dismissed in 2008 after serving as an informant for 10 years for the U.S. government.

And this isn’t just on Holder’s back — he’s just the latest in a string of negligent Attorneys General that have allowed the law enforcement branches of DOJ to too often run roughshod over the rights of citizens and the laws of the land. Some people need to be snapped back… and some may need to go to jail.

17 comments to Mr. Holder — What the Hell Are You Doing?

  • -fritz-

    “allegedly letting tons of cocaine into the U.S. — for what? Information?”

    Pay attention Floyd…it’s for the Justice Dept. Christmas party in Dec.!

  • Goatherd

    The AG is black, you can’t criticize him, you racist!

  • David Marcoe

    The ‘stash makes him look like a creepy porn director.

  • I’m wondering if Holder’s recent crackdown on child porn, after ignoring similar cases early in his tenure, is intended to be a distraction away from this debacle?

  • BarryO

    Sure it’s not all on Mr. Holder’s back, but that’s who you are singling out and trying to throw under the bus. When did Zambada-Niebla claim to have started this drug smuggling for information deal? 2004. That’s John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzalez days. How about their pictures in your header and their names in your title to ask, “What have WE been doing?”

    • BarryO… he’s in charge now. He’s the one who has swept Fast and Furious under the rug and stonewalled. I could put John Ashcroft’s picture up there if it makes you feel better but he’s 8 years gone and Holder is the one in charge for 2 years now. Obama ran on “change” remember? Where’s the change?

      Holder should go to prison for entirely different reasons. These agents — or at least some of them should go to prison — whomever came up with the idiotic idea.

    • David Marcoe

      It’s all Bush’s fault!

      Holder’s the man in charge. He answers for the actions of those underneath him. Simple as that, Bary. Using this for a thinly veiled attempt at water-carrying is just lame.

    • Stephanie

      Barry thweetie listen up .. no one cares about Bush anymore..your creepily obsessed with teh former President and perhaps the Secret Service should be informed and this bizarre dustty silly old mantra you functional morons keep chanting is only doing your side damage. Now your a mere troll here and your purpose is to divert the discussion away from the current AG..and you funny enough you GENIUS YOU are leaving out rather pertinant information…like this when Fast and Furious was started…it was a pilot program, small and any straw buyers were arrested at the border..that was before your idiot leader took over and expanded it and from what the hearings have told us…THE PRESIDENT GAVE IT HIS in that tool why don’t you find some original material because you remind me of someone who plays yteh same song over and over again….and bores people to death ok?

  • Mighty Skip

    Unfortunately this is a fact of life. Its not quite the same as putting guns in the hands of criminals to track them, as the cocaine was coming one way or another. Drug dealers are scum, but in order to catch scum you have to work with scum. Inevitabely you are going to get scum on you. You make a deal to allow one guy to peddle drugs so you can catch five others.

    I’m not even saying that it works or is the way we should be handling the drug cartel problem, but that is what happens.

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