Archiv: DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)


13.07.2021 - 13:21 [ CNN ]

Several tied to Haiti assassination plot were previously US law enforcement informants

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was killed last Wednesday in an operation that Haitian authorities say involved at least 28 people, many of them Colombian mercenaries hired through a Florida-based security company.

At least one of the men arrested in connection to the assassination by Haitian authorities previously worked as an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA said in a statement in response to CNN.

31.03.2021 - 13:17 [ teleSUR ]

US Court Gives Tony Hernandez Life in Prison, $138 Million Fine

Judge Kevin Castel sentenced to life imprisonment Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernandez, brother of the president of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), on charges of drug trafficking.

30.03.2021 - 12:58 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Präsident von Honduras wegen Aussagen vor US-Gericht in Erklärungsnot

Washington sieht in dem Präsident bisher einen wichtigen Verbündeten im Kampf gegen die Migration aus Zentralamerika. Auf honduranischem Territorium befinden sich zudem zahlreiche US-Militärbasen. Nach dem offensichtlichen Wahlbetrug im Jahr 2017 war Washington die erste Regierung, die die verfassungswidrige Wiederwahl von Hernández anerkannte.

16.10.2020 - 18:25 [ The Hill ]

Former Mexican defense minister arrested at Los Angeles airport on DEA warrant

Cienfuegos, 72, served under former President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. He was national defense secretary during an extended conflict between drug cartels and Mexico’s army.

22.07.2020 - 02:38 [ The Hill ]

Senators demand answers on expired surveillance programs

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Ut.) on Thursday pressed the Trump administration on whether and how mass surveillance programs authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act have been halted since the act’s expiration.

The letter to Attorney General William Barr and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe raises concerns that the administration may be be continuing to conduct surveillance operations by relying on Executive Order 12333.

20.07.2020 - 12:43 [ theHill.com ]

House Democrats ask watchdogs to probe federal crackdown on protests

“The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appear to have increasingly abused emergency authorities to justify the use of force against Americans exercising their right to peaceful assembly,” wrote House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.).

18.06.2020 - 11:29 [ law360.com ]

Willkie Sues Defense Agencies For Info On Taliban Payments

(yesterday)

International law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has sued U.S. defense agencies for records of protection payments that government contractors in Afghanistan allegedly made to the Taliban, saying the agencies have failed to hand over the requested documents.

In five separate lawsuits filed in a D.C. federal court Tuesday, Willkie accuses the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the Defense Contract Management Agency, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency of failing to fulfill the firm’s Freedom Of Information Act requests for documents that allegedly show eight Afghanistan reconstruction companies paid the …

14.05.2020 - 15:57 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Venezuela feuert mit Verhörprotokollen gegen Regierungen von USA und Kolumbien

Er schlug zugleich vor, dass das Gremium auch Iván Simonovis, „Sonderkommissar für Sicherheit und Geheimdienst von Guaidó“, der sich derzeit in den USA aufhalte, befragen sollte, ob es stimmt, dass die US-Regierung von den Aktionen gegen Venezuela wusste.

13.05.2020 - 21:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Honduras: Präsident Hernández nach US-Anklage gegen Ex-Polizeichef unter Druck

Bruder des Präsidenten bereits wegen Drogenhandels verurteilt. Ehemaliger Polizeichef in mehrere illegale Aktivitäten verstrickt

13.05.2020 - 01:17 [ teleSUR ]

Mercenary Ratifies US Govt. Link With Failed Raid in Venezuela

Venezuela’s Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez Tuesday presented a video with the confession of Antonio Sequea, a terrorist who confirmed that Colombia’s government, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and international drug traffickers act in complicity to attack this South American nation through armed groups operating near its border.

11.04.2020 - 21:45 [ John Pilger and T.J. Coles / Information Clearing House ]

Freedom From Fear

In 2012, a landmark study on the “disease of isolation” was published in Britain and the US. Researchers from University College, London, revealed that isolation was killing the elderly — not loneliness, but isolation forced on people by circumstances beyond their control. More than “pre-existing” health conditions, isolation was the silent killer.

12.02.2020 - 21:43 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Media darling Pete Buttigieg was in unit that worked with the CIA in Afghanistan

While official records linking the ATFC to the CIA do not appear widely in available government documents, their collaboration is an open secret. One early report by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, an advocacy organization for the US intelligence community, noted “the cell has about two-dozen members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, US Central Command, the Treasury Department and the CIA. The FBI is expected to join soon.”

Global news wire Agency France-Presse characterized ATFC as “a multi-agency organization currently comprising about 30 specialists on loan from the Department of Drug Enforcement, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Defense’s CENTCOM, the CIA and the FBI.”

07.08.2019 - 02:22 [ Reuters ]

Thousands protest against Honduran president after drug link surfaces

The demonstration against Hernandez was called by the Platform for the Defense of Education and Public Health, a coalition of trade unionists and public workers that have sought the president’s ouster over his plans for public services.

A conservative ally of the United States, Hernandez has come under increasing pressure since his younger brother Tony was arrested in Miami in November on drug trafficking charges.

01.06.2019 - 13:20 [ Bloomberg ]

DEA Investigated Honduras President for Cocaine Trafficking

The document, filed Tuesday, sought a court order to force tech companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft, to turn over email information from eight targets of the investigation, including President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Security Minister Julian Pacheco.

22.02.2019 - 10:27 [ Devex.com ]

USAID mulls proposal to train aid workers as special forces

(19.2.2019) In order to gauge potential interest in the idea of RED Teams, the study’s authors consulted with representatives from a variety of military and civilian agencies where development officers might be embedded — including the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as SEAL Team Six.

RED Team officers, the report explains, would carry out development activities, but they would also have training and expertise that are not typically included in USAID job requirements.

22.11.2018 - 21:14 [ Times of India ]

‚David Coleman Headley is a master liar‘

(12.4.2018) It was extremely difficult to play David Cole Headley because he is a very broken person; someone who lied throughout his whole life hurting and manipulating everyone he ever knew. I have had to truly explore this from the inside out. To play him honestly, I have had to delve into what the meaning of truth and lies really is and how do we as individuals define these things.

Is he a person with many shades to his personality?

David Coleman Headly is a master liar, with countless shades. He knows how to reflect back to each person a version of himself that he knows that will correspond with that person.

22.11.2018 - 21:12 [ csmonitor.com ]

David Headley pleads guilty in 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

(18.3.2010) The agreement, announced in federal court in Chicago, is contingent on Mr. Headley’s full cooperation with US intelligence officials and prosecutors. Under sentencing guidelines he could receive a prison term of up to life in prison. But his prison time could be reduced based on the value of his cooperation.

Headley’s plea agreement says he’s been cooperating with US officials since his arrest in October 2009, and that he has already provided “substantial assistance.”

22.11.2018 - 21:02 [ Tagesschau.de ]

ARD-Themenabend „Saat des Terrors“: US-Agent mit Terror im Gepäck

Er sitzt im Gefängnis und schweigt bis heute. Doch es gibt Videoaufnahmen von den Verhören mit ihm. In der Dokumentation im Rahmen des ARD-Themenabends „Saat des Terrors“ sind Ausschnitte daraus zu sehen.

Die Nachforschungen der US-Ermittler lassen das Bild von Headley schließlich immer klarer werden: Der Geheimagent im Dienste der US-Regierung war der Mastermind hinter den Anschlägen von Mumbai und Kopenhagen.