An investigation by El Universal has found that between 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an agreement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organisation to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs in exchange for information on rival cartels. Sinaloa, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S. There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered the “world’s most powerful drug trafficker,” coordinates with American authorities. But the El Universal investigation is the first to publish court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official. The written statements were made to the U.S. District Court in Chicago in relation to the arrest of Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the son of Sinaloa leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and allegedly the Sinaloa cartel’s “logistics coordinator.” < snip > Zambada-Niebla’s lawyer says that in the late 1990s, Castro struck a deal with U.S. agents in which Sinaloa would provide information about rival drug trafficking organisations while the U.S. would dismiss its case against the Sinaloa lawyer and refrain from interfering with Sinaloa drug trafficking activities or actively prosecute Sinaloa leadership. "The agents stated that this arrangement had been approved by high-ranking officials and federal prosecutors,” the lawyer wrote. http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-us-government-and-the-sinaloa-cartel-2014-1 Evidently there is some kind of deal between the government of the United States and the big international banks that laundered the drug money. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-31/money-laundering-banks-still-get-a-pass-from-u-s-.html See also . . . https://www.google.com/#q=big+banks+launder+drug+money Who said the government of the United States was operating the biggest illegal drug running operation in the world? Oh that's right it was me.