Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Operation Fast and Furious is still in effect
The Canadian Press is reporting that "Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as "La Barbie" because of his light eyes and complexion, was sentenced to serve 49 years and one month and was also ordered to forfeit $192 million, which prosecutors say is a conservative estimate of the value of the cocaine Valdez was responsible for importing into the United States."
"Valdez, 44, was born and raised in the border town of Laredo, Texas, and began dealing marijuana when he was still a linebacker on the football team, prosecutors said. He climbed the ranks of the Beltran Leyva cartel at a time when the gang's leaders were associated with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel, they said."
Interesting to note that although the CIA and the ATF were supplying the Sinaloa Cartel with guns and were bring back tons of cocaine into the United States as payment in Operation Fast and Furious, no one in the CIA or the ATF did any time over that. El Chapo and La Barbie were working for the CIA just like Manuel Noriega and Pablo Escabar. All these big names take the fall but the CIA and the ATF's drug trafficking network continues uninterrupted.
El Chapo had a .50 cal sniper rifle from Fast and Furious