Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Drug Cartel Spy In U.S. Embassy in Mexico?

Derek Kravitz writes on The Washington Post Investigations Blog:

The U.S. State Department is investigating an allegation that an employee of the American Embassy in Mexico City passed sensitive information to a major drug cartel.

The report stems from a scandal at the organized crime unit of the Mexican attorney general's office, where 35 employees were accused yesterday of passing information about investigations to the Beltran-Leyva narcotics organization. The informants collected as much as $450,000 a month, The Associated Press reported.

More here.


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