Mexican Official Says CIA Manages Drug Trade; Doesn’t Want it to End

From Al Jazeera:

A spokesman for the Mexican state of Chihuahua has stirred up quite a bit of controversy in diplomatic circles for his comments to Al Jazeera regarding the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s role in the drug trade:

“It’s like pest control companies, they only control,” Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva, the Chihuahua spokesman, told Al Jazeera last month at his office in Juarez. “If you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs.”

Read More about Chihuahua and the CIA at Al Jazeera.

Accusations of CIA involvement in drug trafficking has been around for decades. Famously, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb wrote a series of articles detailing connections between the CIA, Nicaraguan rebels and the crack cocaine epidemic of the late eighties. A collection of the articles were later published as the 1999 book Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion.

Sadly, Webb lived for only a few short years after his book saw publication. The cause? Two gunshots to the head. His death was ruled a suicide…


19 Comments on "Mexican Official Says CIA Manages Drug Trade; Doesn’t Want it to End"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Jul 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm |

    I totally believe that.  In fact, I’d say it’s pretty naive to think it’s only sub rosa CIA operations pulling this sh*t.

    British trade minister and ex-HSBC CEO Lord Green just got busted for overseeing a vast drugs money laundering operation whilst in the private sector:

    What’s embarrassing about all this is what a poorly kept secret it all is.  A recently released study shows that it is, in fact, not the private shame of a select few individuals, but a normal financial industry practice, actively condoned by all the leading players in all developed nations:

  2. Calypso_1 | Jul 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm |

    They can always corner the Clicklet market instead.

  3. Mamagriff50 | Jul 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm |

    The only people who are shocked by this don’t watch the news or read. Anyone with a bit of intelligence and curiosity has known about the CIA and the drug trade for a long long time.

  4. rus Archer | Jul 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm |

    this is news to who?

  5. Farkafrak | Jul 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm |

    G H W Bush (41) is not called “Poppy” for nothing.

  6. The article ends by saying that Webb died of two gunshot to the head *and* that it was ruled a suicide.

    How the hell did the man put TWO bullets into his own head?

    • 555 timer circuit, mosfet, servo hooked to trigger. 

    •  the Wiki on says that this double shot suicide happens every now and then
      probably a CIA edit
      but nonetheless
      it serves as a warning to others about what is & is not good journalism

    • Calypso_1 | Jul 26, 2012 at 12:03 am |

      It’s possible to ‘bump’ a trigger pull with double action so that you essentially get two shots with one long pull and a slight let off. 

  7. Seventeen | Jul 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm |

    Well no shit. CIA = Cocaine Import Agency  

  8. This conspiracy goes a lot deeper than control of the Drug Trade, of course they largely control the worlds drug trade. It is true that they don’t want it to end and that’s why the few places that have dared to create a fair drug police are under constant threat of political unrest. Look what just happened in CA, one of the only places in America you can get Medical Cannabis is under a heavy political attack.

  9. Most people haven’t read about the CIA’s active involvement in selling drugs. Most people that do (in my experience) write them off as conspiracy theories (see how useful that phrase is!) In the 1980’s the KGB used to say “at least we don’t sell drugs to fund our operations like the CIA”.

    Remember how the Taliban almost wiped out the poppy trade in Afghanistan before the invasion? Then the biggest air stripe in the country became CIA owned (not USAAF or even military) & now the Afghan poppy trade can supply 110% of the worlds heroin demand.

    Though it has been proven, during US governmental investigations, it’s never acted on.This is more than rogue agents setting up businesses to fund off-the-books projects, this is bigger & more embedded than that. But, when so many illegal operations find their money in the profits of importing drugs into the US, it’s not going to stop any time soon.

  10. Investinourftre | Jul 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm |

    It’s not only the CIA, it goes way above that, and they make it blatently obvious.

  11. emperorreagan | Jul 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

    My martial arts instructor has a theory that the latest escalation in violence in Mexico is thanks to the US wars and the entry of new players into the trafficking business – the blackwaters, a new generation of special ops guys, etc.

    Curiously enough, there was also a recent article in the Baltimore City Paper about a dealer on the West Side here that is a former Marine who recently did a couple of tours.  He came back, had trouble getting a good paying job and spent some time homeless, so he’s dealing coke now.

  12. so this story made into
    Al Jizzheara & Disinfo

    if you google/cia the headline
    you find the story has not been picked up by one mainstream propaganda outlet

    which is why they call that place
    The Land of the Free of Information

  13. been this way for a long time.

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