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How the Drug Money Works


The Editor of DrugWar.com discusses Drugs,
terrorists, illegal money and official complicity in all with researcher Daniel Hopsicker at the Venice Beach by the Venice Airport in Florida, which Hopsicker suspects is the Mena, Arkansas airport of today.

January 8, 2003- Why does the War on Some Drugs and Users continue despite the obvious failure of every tactic tried by prohibitionists? Could it be that the illegal drug trade engenders such massive untraceable black market profits and forms of social control that the Warriors really do not want the War to end?

When one takes the endless tales of corruption, greed and lies on the part of so many Drug Warriors into consideration, it isn't such a stretch of the imagination. Some researchers insist that the Warriors in positions of influence and power are making too much money waging the War on Some Drugs itself to ever allow honest Drug Policy Reform to happen, that these Wariors will stoop to any levels to make sure their profits and control never end, including enabling and even engaging in illicit drug trafficking themselves. This deadly sort of greed is by no means limited to Drug Warriors alone, but extends throughout government, military and corporate cultures around the world, lead by the US military/industrial/law enforcement complex, as evidenced by the numerous reports compiled at the websites linked below.

All wars pay if one is in the business of supplying the weapons to all sides, controlling the means of spreading public information and spending tax dollars. It's a symbiotic relationship. Drug Crime certainly does pay if one is in the lucrative business of drug crime fighting, or shipping large amounts of pricey illegal drugs, made so expensive and profitable by prohibition itself.-
Preston Peet

Links

Daniel Hopsicker- Mad Cow Productions

Michael C. Ruppert- From the Wilderness

Catherine Austin Fitts- Solari Inc.

Washing Dirty Dollars- Preston Peet

Money Laundering and Bribery

Do the Math- Why the Illegal Business is Thriving- PBS Frontline, Oriana Zill and Lowell Bergman

US Business and Money Laundering-
PBS Frontline, Oriana Zill and Lowell Bergman

How the People Seldom Catch Intelligence-
Preston Peet

Congressional Reports on Drug Corruption and the Federal Government

U.S. Customs Cracks Money Laundering Ring That Moved Half A Billion Dollars in Eight Months- US Customs Press Release, June 2002

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

DEA Drugs/Terror Museum

Report: Cops Keeping Drug Money-
American Civil Liberties Union

The Function of the Drug War- J. Orlin Grabbe

Follow the Drug Money: How to Get Some Dirt On Money Laundering - Bruce Porter, Colombia Journalism Review

US is "World Headquarters" of Drug Money: La Jornada Obtains US Treasury Report

Drug Trafficking- Drug Story

After Bank Bust, Mexico Says US Must Settle Own Account- Christian Science Monitor, Howard LaFranchi

Anti-Money-Laundering Law is just the beginning- Raul C. Dancel and Elena R. Torrijos

The Money Laundering Cycle- UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Bank of New York Accused of Money Laundering

Drug money- Arianna Huffington

Lost History: Contras, Dirty Money & CIA-
Robert Parry

Treasury Forfeiture Fund - US Department of Treasury

Occhipinti Got Too Close-
Preston Peet

"Operation Capstone" Cracks Sophisticated $80 Million Money Laundering Scheme that Exploited the International Life Insurance Industry- US Customs Press Release, Dec. 2002

Money Laundering- US Drug Enforcement Adminstration reports

Argentina: Dirty Money, Big Banks and the Mafia State- Ana Simo

Drug Wars- All Things Considered, National Public Radio, (Audio files)

The Global Money Laundry- Bob Chapman

Drug trafficking and terrorist trail

Hearing on Administration's "National Money Laundering Strategy for 2001"

Tom Flocco- For Honest Government in Our Times

Drug Money Laundering booming in Turkey and Turkish-Occupied Cyprus-
Orya Sultan Halisdemir, Turkish Daily News, 1997

Money Laundering Costs All of Us-
US Senator Carl Levin, April 2001

Internal Revenue Manual-
IRS on Narcotic Trafficking

"The Money Laundering Enforcement Act" and "The Combating Drugs in Prisons Act"-
US Senator Patrick Leahy, April 30, 1998

Money Laundering: Stop or Prevent the Flow of Dirty Money - Kessler International

Exploring the Definition of Money Laundering-
The Belize Development Trust

DRUGS: Global Drug Trade Reaches Staggering Proportions- Thalif Deen

Drug Money Laundered by Cigarette Smugglers- Washington Post

Money Laundering- A Primer

Money Laundering Enforcement: Following the Money- Lester M. Joseph, Assistant Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice

US Investigate Money Laundering in El Paso

The Black Market Peso Exchange

Drug Politics: Dirty Money and Democracies-
David C. Jordan

Money Laundering- Check Your District

What is Money Laundering?

Inside the Octopus-
Preston Peet, High Times

 

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