In Mexico, Tweeting About Drug Cartels Can Be Fatal
Move Over Operation Fast and Furious.
THE RAW STORY
“Two former law enforcement officials who worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as confidential informants on probes into police corruption have come forward with allegations of drug cartel ties to top cops, judges and elected officials.
Greg Gonzales, a retired sheriff’s deputy, and Wesley Dutton, a former New Mexico livestock investigator, told The El Paso Times that the FBI uncovered some ‘big names’ in the course of one investigation, but it was dropped without result.
Both men helped with several investigations during their 18 months as confidential informants, the report says, including one that ended with the arrest of FBI special agent John Shipley, who was allegedly selling guns to cartel members.
But far from a sole bad apple, these two whistleblowers claim drug cartels wield tremendous influence over law enforcement and elected officials, even throwing fundraisers and parties attended by ‘bankers, judges, and law enforcement officers.’ Large campaign contributions, they added, have been made to help influence key appointments….”
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It should be noted that all of the allegations mentioned were submitted in a letter to Texas Governor, Rick Perry. Perry’s office passed the information on to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
To date, no one has made even the slightest effort to investigate the allegations.
As expected, whistleblowers, Greg Gonzales, a retired Doña Ana County sheriff’s deputy, and Wesley Dutton, a rancher and former New Mexico state livestock investigator, are now living under threat of their lives for coming forward.
Adding insult to injury, both men were confidential sources for the FBI, who have now dropped them cold once “big names” started popping up in the investigation.