Bob Owens

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Drug trafficker claims gov’t supplied weapons under Fast and Furious, wants docs for defense

Written By: Bob - Jan• 06•12

I don’t know if this is a credible claim, but it certainly seems to fit with prior allegations of gun-walking to Chicago-area gangs that we’ve heard about in the past.

An alleged Mexican drug trafficker awaiting trial in a Chicago federal court claims that the notorious Sinaloa cartel received weapons from “Operation Fast and Furious” under an alleged immunity agreement that the U.S. government made with cartel leaders, in exchange for information on rival gangs.

The defendant in a trafficking case before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Vicente Jesus Zambada-Niebla, also claims the immunity deal allowed the criminal cartel to “continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs” into the United States.

He wants the U.S. government to provide documents relating to the botched gun running sting operation along the southwest border, arguing that it would benefit his defense.

One interesting detail about Zambada-Niebla’s claim is that he says they were granted immunity by the DOJ back in 2004. I frankly don’t care whether an investigation points to this Administration or the prior one. I want all of those federal law enforcement officers, political appointees and elected officials that were part of the plot investigated and brought up on criminal charges. Accountability must be had.

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