From The Market Ticker
Eleven additional arrests have been made by the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force (DTF) in the final phase of its dismantling of the large scale drug trafficking organization in Destin dubbed “Tres Amigos”. The DTF was assisted by the Northwest Florida U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force.
The DTF initiated an investigation into several members of the Gabino Ortiz family in Destin who were suspected of distributing large quantities of cocaine and marijuana in the Northwest Florida area. (Previous news releases attached).
So this is all about a drug gang that operated domestically and distributed large quantities of drugs into the local population, right?
Uh, not quite.
In June, Gilberto Parada (aka “Peso”) of Panama City, DOB 07/14/76 ,was sentenced in Pensacola federal court to 165 months in prison on drug charges for his involvement with the “Tres Amigos” case, the Ortiz drug trafficking organization operating out of the Destin area. Another suspect, Luis Delarca of Fort Walton Beach, DOB 11/14/82, was sentenced to 60 months on narcotics and other charges.
This portion of the case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pensacola. Both subjects face deportation after their release from federal prison.
Ah, so in addition to being drug runners these two are also illegal invaders, which the Obama Administration refuses to prosecute for that crime and which the Republicans assert are “essential” to “do jobs Americans won’t.”
You mean like running drugs, yes?
It seems we have plenty of Americans who will do that too, and seeing as the money is so good as a direct consequence of the laws against people using certain drugs while others are perfectly legal, that artificially-inflated market rages, fueling associated crime against people and property.
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 as long as the intel kept coming.
So, you see, you only get prosecuted for being (1) an illegal immigrant and (2) running drugs (and guns) if you are a member of the wrong crime family.
If you’re the “favored” one (by our government) then you may transport and sell all the drugs — and guns — you want.
Drug war my ass. This is all about making sure that the “favored” ones have no competition. Our Sheriffs and other so-called “prosecutors” just have to make sure it “looks good” on the evening news and justifies their ever-blooming budget and jail cell counts.