Monday, December 14, 2009

The war on drugs

Members of a drug-trafficking organization in Mexico got access to confidential information about U.S. anti-drug agencies thanks to a veteran immigration agent, according to court filings, and bragged about it while dining at a Weston restaurant.

Richard Padilla Cramer, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent who had been assigned to Guadalajara, Mexico, pleaded guilty last week in Miami federal court to obstruction of justice. Padilla will be sentenced Feb. 18, and faces up to 20 years in prison.

We've been fighting the war on drugs for longer than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with similar results. And, with similar "allies".

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