A high-level player with one of the most notorious narco-trafficking organizations in Mexico, the Sinaloa “cartel,” claims that he has been working with the U.S. government for years, according to pleadings filed recently in federal court in Chicago.
Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, is the son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia — one of the purported top leaders of the Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization. Zambada Niebla was arrested in Mexico in March 2009 and last February extradited to the United States to stand trial on narco-trafficking-related charges.
The indictment pending against Zambada Niebla claims he served as the “logistical coordinator” for the “cartel,” helping to oversee an operation that imported into the U.S. “multi-ton quantities of cocaine … using various means, including but not limited to, Boeing 747 cargo aircraft, private aircraft … buses, rail cars, tractor trailers, and automobiles.”
The revelation that Zambada Niebla claims to have been a U.S. government asset, working with its sanction, is a shocking development in the so-called drug war and has gone largely un-reported by the U.S. media. The claim, if true, adds credence to theories long in play that the Mexican and U.S. governments are essentially showing favor toward the Sinaloa drug organization and its leadership, including El Mayo and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Lorea, as part of a broader strategy to weaken and ultimately eliminate rival narco organizations. U.S. and Mexican government officials, of course, have consistently denied that any such arrangement is in place.
Zambada Niebla’s allegation of U.S. government complicity in his narco-trafficking activities is laid out in a two-page court pleading filed in late March with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. The pleading asserts that Zambada Niebla was working with “public authority” “on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”); and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”); and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).
“Public authority for the defendant’s [Zambada Niebla’s] acts began from at least on or about January 1, 2004 and continued to and included on or about March 19, 2009,” the court pleading alleges.
U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program
Verizon is turning your phone records over to the government
How Google and Facebook Cooperated with the NSA and PRISM
Hinchey Report SUBJECT: CIA Activities in Chile FOIA U.S. Dept. of State
Syrian Revolution or CIA coup?
C.I.A.s Real Role in the Afghan Heroin Trade
C.I.A & the MAFIA & the Global Drug Trade (Then & Now)
CIA Promotes Person Who Destroyed Torture Tapes
CIA/Torture Whistleblower sent to prison
General Petraeus guilty of “acts of torture” in Iraq
C.I.A. in contempt
(A Congressional report reveals) The C.I.A is a criminal Enterprise
(What is) Torture
C.I.A. TORTURES CHILDREN
Video: BANNED by Obama NEW TORTURE PICS from Afghanistan
Torture Pics BANNED by Obama-Obama has effectively decriminalized torture http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/512/
Pres. Barack Obama has condoned TORTURE
Army Now Says G.I. Was Beaten in Role
Former Interrogator Rebukes Cheney for Torture Speech
Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons
The U.S. is holding 27,000 kidnapped people in secret prisons
2,500 juveniles detained in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay since 2001
Drug Cartel Claims FBI, DEA, DHS, ICE Assistance in Multi-Ton Cocaine Shipments
Money Laundering: Follow the Hedge Funds
Banks Financing Mexican Drug Cartels Admits Wells Fargo
HSBC banks actively laundered money for drug lords and terrorist
Senate investigation: HSBC Banks criminal account holders
More Bank BAILOUTS (How the MAFIA looted your bank) Pt.2
More BANK BAILOUTS: How the Mafia looted your bank Pt 1
Bradley Manning: 1,000 days in detention
US to Turn Over Emails in Manning Case
Jeremy Hammond 1 year in Solitary Confinement, No Trial http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/jeremy-hammond-1-year-in-solitary-confinement-no-trial/
Anonymous’ Barrett Brown Raided by FBI to spend year in jail without trial
FBI Agents Dating Drug Dealers, Paying for Sex
FBI removes many redactions in Marilyn Monroe file
The F.B.I. and Dr. King
F.B.I. Counterterrorism Agents Monitored Occupy Movement, Records Show
FBI Raid News Media Offices
Obama’s FBI Pick No Friend of the Constitution
Know Your Rights: FISA passes
CISPA and the NSA’s Ability to Read Your Emails
U.S. government to fight for warrantless GPS tracking
Color Revolutions by Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (I)
The Obama governments “State Secrets”
Abolish the DEA
The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy
A Brief History of the American Indian Movement http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/a-brief-history-of-the-american-indian-movement/
Who’s a TERRORIST? Pentagon Says: You Are
Are you willing to be arrested?
Originally posted here: