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Narco Corruption In U.S. Embassy in Bogotá

Conroy: Leaked Report Says Drug Traffickers Obtained Classified DEA Documents from U.S. Embassy in Bogotá "At Will"

Informant Told Lie Detector that Corrupt U.S. Agents Helped Narcos Protect Drug Crops from Fumigation Raids
May 16, 2006
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A major piece of the puzzle of U.S. law enforcement in Colombia corruption has fallen into place. An anonymous source has leaked to Narco News correspondent Bill Conroy a report from the Drug Enforcement Administration that further strengthens allegations of DEA and other agents collaborating with Colombian drug traffickers and paramilitaries. It also makes some surprising claims about the U.S.-sponsored drug crop fumigation program.

The report summarizes the results of a lie detector test performed on a narco-trafficker who worked as an informant for the DEA. The narco told the DEA that he received dozens of confidential documents from the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá. Among the most startling revelations in the document, which is available for download from Narco News, is this:

"One of the charges leveled in this recently uncovered document is that 'narco-traffickers knew a day in advance, with coordinates, when DEA/CNP [Colombian National Police] were going to fumigate the marijuana/coca fields. Thus, they were always prepared to protect the fields.'"

While poor peasants in the Colombian countryside watch their livelihoods destroyed as U.S. and Colombian government planes fumigate entire rural communities, U.S. government agents were apparently helping the rich, powerful mafia leaders to protect their own interests.

Conroy had already reported in a previous story that such a report existed, but sources had told him that DEA superiors hid the results and told the staffer who performed the test not to speak of his findings. Indeed, in the report itself, man who performed the test writes that he believes more questioning of the drug trafficker is in order, but that the DEA "decided not to conduct any further polygraph testing."

In the wake of Narco News' publishing of the orignal "Kent Memo" - which blew the lid off the DEA's cover-up of corruption allegations - an agency spokesman called the accusations "unfounded." Well, Conroy continues to lay that foundation brick by brick, and the Washington spin doctors are having a harder and harder time trying to pretend that such overwhelming evidence does not exist.

Read the full report online, here:

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin

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