Issa Launches Probe of Alleged DEA Laundering Operation in Mexico
I'll keep it short and simple. You never let guns walk. ATF's Operation Fast and Furious makes no sense, I've read all about it, and I have never read anything wherein an agent, supervisor, or prosecutor explained how that was going to work. It just doesn't add up.
What the DEA is doing - is was needs to be done, and needs to be done more. "Follow the money" Mr. Issa. It is the best tool for fighting the Cartels. And just from reading the article, you can see the DEA may have a big one:
They are involved in the shipment - so they know the means by which the money is physically moved.
They are involved in the laundering - so they know the manner in which it happens, and they can have an accounting.
They have been making seizures - so it looks to the cartels like business is usual, while not all the money is walking.
This was done with Colombian drug Cartels in the past - and it has led to changes in laws making it harder for Cartels to launder and spend their proceeds, it has lead to changes in monetary policy between countries, and it has lead to huge seizures of funds already outside of the United States.
Follow the money Mr. Issa...
[I get the feeling when Darrell was little, he was the kind of kid who would eat a whole bottle of vitamins - because if one vitamin is good...]