Drugs and Terror Mix in Case – WSJ.com The informant at the center of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador marks the latest example of how the U.S. government’s war on drugs has expanded into the war on terrorism. Asa Hutchinson, former DEA head, said there was “a significant amount of […]
McCain lashes out at Holder over Fast and Furious memos – The Hill’s Twitter Room Top Republicans blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after reports surfaced that he might have known about the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation earlier than he previously claimed.
ATF chief, Arizona prosecutor resign amid gun inquiries – USATODAY.com The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Arizona’s top federal prosecutor resigned Tuesday in the midst of congressional and Justice Department inquiries into a controversial gun trafficking investigation that allowed hundreds of firearms to fall into the hands of […]
If you have been following the news reports concerning ATF’s Operation “Fast and Furious,” you are acutely aware that CBP agent Brian Terry was killed in the line of duty and some of the weapons found at the scene have been traced back to what is now known as “Operation Fast and Furious.” For various political reasons, including conspiracy theories, there has been and continues to be a feeding frenzy by reporters and commentators on both the left and the right. Everyone needs to take a step back, take a deep breath and look at the facts.
Sr. Reporter: DTO, TCO and cartel — what’s in a drug-war name? The discussion about what to call drug-trafficking groups is taking some interesting turns. In recent weeks, at least two others have weighed in on the question of what you call the groups that move illegal drug from points south into the United […]
Mexicans turn to social media for news about drug crimes | McClatchy The messages brim with urgency as they pop across computer screens and into cell phones, made all the more stark by their brevity. “Gunshots heard along Guadiana Blvd,” one Durango resident reported on his Twitter account one recent night. “Three burned-out trucks along […]
Heightened border security helps fuel billion dollar smuggling business – Homeland Security Newswire
As the United States makes it more difficult to cross its borders illegally, business for human traffickers has been booming with smugglers making billions of dollars a year.
U.S. border agents to snag drug-smuggling jets with Canadian military radar – NextGov
The Homeland Security Department this fall plans to employ military-grade radar feeds from Canada to spot low-altitude aircraft smuggling drugs, but officials have not stationed any license-plate cameras to catch vehicles carrying the cash that funds such illicit flights.
Lawmakers call for designation Mexican drug cartels as terrorist – Homeland Security Newswire
Leading U.S. lawmakers called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to support labeling Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups and craft a strategy to help Mexico defeat them.
Arizona Gov. Presses For Extension Of National Guard’s Border Security Mission – HSToday
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer wrote to President Barack Obama to appeal for an extension of the border security mission of the National Guard along the US southwest border, her office revealed Tuesday.