Cartel Coordinator Says ‘Fast and Furious’ was about Supplying Guns is reporting that a high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them to Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel.

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s logistics coordinator, describes “Fast and Furious” as elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels. He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.

In’s story, Zambada-Niebla claims that under a “divide and conquer” strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug cartels.

The Sinaloa Cartel was allegedly permitted to traffic massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009 — during both Fast and Furious and Bush-era gunrunning operations — as long as the intel kept coming.

Zambada-Niebla’s trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 9.

To read more, click here. Tell us: Do Zambada-Niebla’s allegations seem possible to you — that Fast and Furious was much worse than anyone imagined? What does  Zambada-Niebla gain from making such seemingly outrageous claims? In particular, we’d like to hear comments from CTD’s extensive LE community: Would the U.S. Government consider such a deal? Tell us your theories in the comments section below.

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Comments (2)

  1. So, what if the real agenda was simply mass extermination of their own people. Like how we made isis, which literally has wiped out a good 10 percent of their own. There’s been 20000 or so beheadings along the border alone, and how many mass graves have been found? Very similar all the way through. So, this fantastic idea of arming the populous as a whole will never ever happen. And america is just abut kined up perfectly on the guillotine. It just takes a small catalyst to start the perfectly lined dominoes to start cascading. Its almost here.

  2. it would be a plausible explination. The goverment wants to control the amount of drugs coming into the country and the best way is to help get rid of someones compition. However its a short term solution to a long term problem. I think the information he gives should be used to prosecute those who helped run the deal because it is in violation of the law and the borders of another nation and has done nothing to help the national security of our nation.

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