Saturday, September 28, 2013

US Arrests Former US Soldiers on DEA Agent Murder Plot and Trafficking Charges

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An American arrested in Thailand on drug trafficking charges led a group of former military snipers who killed people for money, U.S. officials said Friday
Hunter aka "Rambo"
DEA ANNOUNCES ARRESTS OF TWO FORMER U.S. SOLDIERS AND ONE FORMER GERMAN SOLDIER FOR CONSPIRACY TO MURDER A DEA AGENT

 Two Other Defendants, Former Members of the Armed Forces of Germany and Poland, Are Also Charged with Conspiracy to Import Cocaine

SEPT 27, 2013 New York – Michele M. Leonhart, the Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the arrests of three defendants – JOSEPH MANUEL HUNTER (above)  and TIMOTHY VAMVAKIAS, both citizens of the United States, and DENNIS GOGEL, a citizen of Germany.

HUNTER is expected to arrive in the Southern District of New York this evening and will be presented before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Manhattan federal court tomorrow. VAMVAKIAS and GOGEL arrived in the Southern District of New York yesterday and were presented in U.S. Magistrate Court yesterday afternoon. As part of the same case, SLAWOMIR SOBORSKI and MICHAEL FILTER, citizens of Poland and Germany, respectively, were arrested in Estonia at the request of the United States on September 25, 2013.

HUNTER, VAMVAKIAS, and GOGEL are charged in five separate counts with conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States; conspiracy to murder a law enforcement agent and a person assisting a law enforcement agent; conspiracy to kill a person to prevent communications to law enforcement agents; conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and conspiracy to distribute cocaine on board an aircraft. SOBORSKI and FILTER are charged with conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States and conspiracy to distribute cocaine on board an aircraft.
 
 On September 25, 2013, the DEA’s Special Operations Division (SOD), Bilateral Investigative Unit (BIU) Narco-Terrorism Group (NTG), concluded a long-standing undercover operation conducted in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere. HUNTER was arrested in Thailand; VAMVAKIAS and GOGEL were arrested in Liberia and all three subsequently were expelled to the United States. SOBORSKI and FILTER were arrested in Estonia, where they remain, pending extradition to the United States.

 DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said: “The targets of this investigation were hardened global criminals involved in everything from drug and arms trafficking to contract assassinations. Besides being international cocaine traffickers, members of this criminal organization conspired in an elaborate scheme to murder a DEA Special Agent and an informant for a six figure payday. Their intent was to commit the most serious and ruthless crime that can be directed against any law enforcement officer, and one that has our highest investigative priority. I wish to thank our foreign law enforcement partners for their outstanding efforts and partnership in completely dismantling this sophisticated and dangerous international criminal enterprise.”

 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “The bone-chilling allegations in today's Indictment read like they were ripped from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel. The charges tell a tale of an international band of mercenary marksmen who enlisted their elite military training to serve as hired guns for evil ends. Three of the defendants were ready, willing and eager to take cold hard cash to commit the cold-blooded murders of a DEA agent and an informant. Thanks to the determined, skillful and intrepid efforts of the DEA's Special Operations Division, an international hit team has been neutralized by agents working on four continents.”
Click to enlarge-read 37 pages by clicking on hyperlink below
 According to the indictment  against HUNTER, VAMVAKIAS, GOGEL, SOBORSKI, and FILTER unsealed today:

 All five defendants have previously served in the armed forces of their respective nations. HUNTER and VAMVAKIAS served in the U.S. Army until 2004; GOGEL and FILTER served in the German armed forces until 2010 and 2009, respectively, and SOBORSKI served in the Polish armed forces until 2011. HUNTER served as a sniper instructor and a senior drill sergeant, training other soldiers in marksmanship and tactics; VAMVAKIAS attained the rank of sergeant and served both as an infantryman and a military police officer; GOGEL, SOBORSKI and FILTER were trained as snipers.


Since leaving the U.S. Army in 2004, HUNTER has acted as a “contract killer” and successfully arranged for the murder of a number of people.

 During meetings in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, beginning in January 2013 and continuing through late September 2013, HUNTER communicated with two confidential sources (the “CSs”) working with the DEA, who purported to be Colombian narcotics traffickers. HUNTER agreed to serve as the head of security for the CSs’ purported narcotics trafficking organization, and assembled a “security team” consisting of VAMVAKIAS, GOGEL, FILTER, and SOBORSKI. HUNTER also told the CSs that he had previously been involved in contract killings – referred to as “bonus jobs” – and that some team members wanted to do as much “bonus work” as possible.

HUNTER and his co-defendants thereafter agreed, in meetings and communications with the CSs, to provide security and surveillance services to the narcotics trafficking organization. Furthermore, HUNTER, VAMVAKIS, and GOGEL agreed to commit murder-for-hire in Liberia by assassinating both a Special Agent of the DEA and a person who purportedly was providing information to the DEA about the CSs’ narcotics trafficking organization.

In exchange for the murders, HUNTER, VAMVAKIAS, and GOGEL were together to be paid approximately $700,000, and HUNTER was to receive an additional $100,000 for his leadership role. Communications between the defendants and the CSs occurred by telephone, over e-mail, and in a series of surreptitiously audio-recorded and videotaped meetings over an approximately nine-month period.
 
HUNTER and his four co-defendants provided a variety of services to the CSs’ purported narcotics organization. In late March 2013, in Thailand, at HUNTER’s direction, GOGEL, FILTER, and SOBORSKI surveilled a vessel on behalf of the CSs’ purported narcotics trafficking organization. In April 2013, in Mauritius, at the direction of the CSs, GOGEL, FILTER, and SOBORSKI provided security for a meeting at which the participants discussed the distribution of illegal narcotics to the United States.
 
In late June 2013, in the Bahamas, VAMVAKIAS, GOGEL, FILTER, and SOBORSKI conducted surveillance of a purported U.S.-registered aircraft at the direction of a third CS (“CS-3”) working with the DEA, who posed as a member of the CSs’ narcotics trafficking organization. CS-3 informed the defendants that the aircraft was to be loaded with 300 kilograms of cocaine to be shipped to New York.
 

With respect to the murder-for-hire scheme, in mid-May 2013, at a meeting with the three CSs in Thailand, HUNTER, VAMVAKIAS, GOGEL, and SOBORSKI were told that a “bonus job” – that is, a contract killing – was in the offing, due to a leak within the CSs’ narcotics trafficking organization. In late May 2013, in e-mail communications, HUNTER confirmed that his team would be willing to murder both a U.S. law enforcement agent and a source (a boat captain) who was providing information to U.S. law enforcement authorities.
 
HUNTER confirmed by e-mail that his team would kill both the DEA agent and the informant who was providing information to law enforcement about the CSs’ narcotics trafficking organization. At a meeting in late June 2013, in the Bahamas, CS-3 explained to VAMVAKIAS and GOGEL that “the job is to kill a U.S. DEA agent and a source with the DEA,” who would be located in Liberia.
 
VAMVAKIAS and GOGEL discussed the weapons that could be used and masks to be worn for the murders, and VAMVAKIAS stated that it would be better to “hit the agent first” and then “the snitch.” In early July 2013, HUNTER sent via e-mail a list of the items needed for the murders, including “[t]wo Submachine Guns with silencers . . .[t]wo .22 pistols with Silencers.”
 
In mid-August 2013, at a meeting in Thailand, HUNTER told CS-3 that VAMVAKIAS and GOGEL would commit the murders. HUNTER, VAMVAKIS, and GOGEL discussed in detail the weapons that would be used and the possibility of entering Liberia without having their passports stamped. They suggested that CS-3 fly them out of the country via private plane following the murders. VAMVAKIAS stated that among other weapons, a sub-machine gun and two .22 caliber pistols would be needed for the murders, and CS-3 agreed to deliver the weapons to Liberia. The next day, at a meeting with GOGEL, CS-3 confirmed that an order for the requested weapons had been made.

Later that same day, GOGEL met again with CS-3 and provided CS-3 with two highly sophisticated latex facemasks, which can make the wearer appear to be of another race, for CS-3 to transport to Liberia.

 In late September 2013, GOGEL and VAMVAKIAS arrived in Liberia to commit the planned murders-for-hire....continues next page

 
HUNTER, 48, VAMVAKIAS, 42, GOGEL, 27, FILTER, 29, and SOBORSKI, 40, have each been charged with conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States (Count One). HUNTER, VAMVAKIAS, and GOGEL are also charged with conspiracy to murder a law enforcement agent and a person assisting a law enforcement agent (Count Two); conspiracy to kill a person to prevent communications to law enforcement agents (Count Three); and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence (Count Four).
 VAMVAKIAS, GOGEL, FILTER, and SOBORSKI are also charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine on board an aircraft (Count Five). Each count carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain.

 The arrests and transfers of the defendants were the result of the close cooperative efforts of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York; DEA’s SOD; DEA’s Bangkok, Ghana, Pretoria, Bucharest, Manila, Nassau and Copenhagen Offices; the Royal Thai Police
 
Narcotics Suppression Bureau and Crime Suppression Division; Royal Thai Immigration; the Royal Thai Attorney General's Office; Republic of Liberia’s National Security Agency; the Republic of Liberia’s Attorney General's Office; the Estonian Police and Border Guard; the Estonian National Criminal Police, Investigative Bureau; the Estonian State Prosecutor’s Office; the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Drug Enforcement Unit; the Romanian National Police; Interpol; and the U.S. Department of Justice Office of International Affairs.
 
This prosecution is being handled by the Office's Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Lockard, Aimee Hector and Anna Skotko are in charge of the prosecution.
 The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

  DEA Press Release

63 comments:

  1. This story is going to ruin the day of the regulars that post and like to think that only Mexico has corrupt soldiers and that all criminal mafias are of non-Caucasian race.

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    1. True ! Thats all the gringos for you. They are just as corrupt

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    2. What do you El Jabil of CDS was? A corrupt ex-U.S.A. soldier.

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    3. All you do is wait around to find an article where anybody but a mexican is reported to be corrupted or a criminal. When you find such a story you start going off on how it doesn't just happen in mexico, like if that makes what happens in mexico ok. It's fuckin stupid people like you that don't want to blame the mexicans for continuing these barbaric acts because of your hate for the white man. You are pathetic.

      PS I'm Mexican/ American but I would not set foot in mexico now. I value my life and my children's life too much.

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  2. Where to begin Chivis! What a bunch of complete murdering dumbasses. I had to read the indictment to ensure,yes dumb asses. Guess they never heard if "contractors" who do the work "honestly" and make tons. Thank God for morons!!! Pease. Texas Grandma.

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  3. that is some badass shit!!! Too bad they didn't get to kill that DEA agent, that would have been awesome

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    1. @11:21 a.m youre a complete moron!!

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  4. Moral of the story, dont join any military because theres no financial benefit so u have to do what u have to do to survive.

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    1. @12:24 p.m no u dont and if money is your god u got bigger issues than the military.it doesnt say money is the root of all evil.it says for the love of money is the root of all evil! Love being the operative word there.i know u need it to get by but u should NEVER be willing to do anything for it!!

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  5. I'm quite certain that their motive wasn't to perpetuate evil, i'm dead sure it was for money. But these are the types that use the onion domains to do their shit, get paid in bitcoin and remain faceless, hmm to distribute cocaine aboard an aircraft, what were they meeting their contact on a plane ride sell grams to the passengers during an intercontinental flight 13 hours high on coke strapped in a seat, sounds like torture to me, that makes no sense, you mean they were transporting cocaine aboard an aircraft. But those conspiracy charges are hard to stick, how do you prove intent? I know these days since the patriot act, conspiracy carries extra weight but regardless, these guys story will probably be a movie, with leonardo as the undercover that got too deep.

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  6. Im sure they were contractors, and im sure they made more offering their services to the highest bidder, during afganistan , there were soo many contractors it was like the wild west, they probably got addicted to the lifestyle, and since afganistan wound down they ended up in southeast asia

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  7. Only the ignorant would determine such a thing. Of course the US has bad people, corruption and organized crime. HOWEVER...it is controlled by a strong system of law, order and justice.

    and in Mexico that is yet but a dream

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    1. I like the u.s way of doing things better keeps things more quiet

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    2. You just dont know.. Jack

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  8. This is like that ATF articles someone posted on the forum at not point did these guys really commit any crimes...it was all for show....and the charges makes no references to past crimes being proven, or even accused of. Doubtless, these were probably creeps with a bloodlust.....stilll

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    1. Agree 100%. These aren't sweethearts. But! This seems like entrapment, not to mention a waste of the almighty tax dollar to run a no account investigation that might not stand up in court. All that "international cooperation" from authorities on nearly every continent to get four guys? What was DEA, SOD, ect., really getting done & FOR WHOM w/ this bogus bit of bs is what you have to scratch your head about. Peace out...

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  9. Who are the people that think that only non caucasian soldiers commit such things, well maybe so because these guy's were getting paid to do things, mexican cops and soldiers inflict abuses on their own people for regular pay, even arbitrarily, are backed up by whole departments and the current corruption keeps it going, these guys story sounds way different

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    1. The USA are always entrapping these little girls?not! They chose and fucked up,still in Mexico,it is not the Mexicans or a few guys that stray,it is the whole motherfucking government,starting with the motherfucking president,imposed and tolerated by the us government to keep the Communist away...the us knows a lot about Mexican politicians and corrupt people like Hank rohn who "got his passport revoked"and was denied of a chance to buy casinos from Donald trump,but is laughing his ass off in Mexico and keeps moving tons of shit into the us.there should be many legal and worthy contracts there,plus chances to steal back the biznezz from the Mexican narcs.apparently general naranjas is taking care of that after the negro durazo killed so many Colombians and stole the business from them,the Colombians are taking it back from the Mexicans...CIA sponsored...

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  10. Contractors kill dea agents honestly? Which contractor will do that?

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    1. 1:17,apparently CIA contractors will even kill CIA agents too,there seem to be conflict between CIA and DEA for a while,THAT will be awesome when it blows up for good, check Bobby Seal or Barry Seal and CIA cocaine connections with Latin American governments;solo artists,they on their own...

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  11. Look the story up at the bankok post, it tells a little more description about what happened

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  12. Look the story up at the bankok post, it tells a little more description about what happened

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  13. So these stupid fucks were snared with a typical vice squad setup.
    Notice they did not have a plan to kill anyone. They were just offered to do a job and they accepted it.
    Typical rip off of the "war" on drugs.

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  14. From what I read of this article about the indictment of these mercenaries, these to be a case of entrapment by the DEA. They never really carried out the crimes they were accused of since they were provided with everything by the CSs and the DEA. Just because somebody is an ex-soldier doesn't necessarily mean their intelligent. I don't recall ever reading that they set foot in Colombia. Supposedly the CSs were Colombian traffickers. Maybe instead of getting involved in organized crime to make a living after military life, they should've utilized the G.I.Bill and federal grants to obtain career/business skills. I hear Germany has a good educational system. I don't know about IPoland. Stupid Asses!!!

    Is their any clearer evidence than this article of how the U.S.A. is trying to become the police of the World!!! That's quite an array of places the DEA has bureaus in.

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  15. About the Bangkok articles "Mr.Big" it was written based on the 37 page indictment- which I have posted but here is the link http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/372005/american-arrested-in-phuket-charged-in-murder-for-hire-drug-plug

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    1. but I can't read Chinese,so,phuket

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  16. Too bad they won't be tried in Thailand and get a rather ugly death penalty. But mercs will be mercs and mercs have always been retired or former soldiers/law enforcement. That's neither new nor surprising.

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    1. The military pledge their loyalty,not to the corrupt government or institutions they serve,but to the people of the us,Oliver north had to plead the 5th when caught,said he fought for the rights and the freedoms of the american people so he had the right to avail himself of said rights and freedoms, further dirtying up the government and his uniform,he was a dirty mercenary,but he was working for the CIA and for reagan-bush, and Iran and the contras...

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  17. Nice addition with the graphs and charts. It isn't like Monterrey is no longer on those charts! It is just a little better cause the Zzzzzzzzs are having their asses handed to 'em somewhat! But quiet no! Just not out of control! completely out of control like it was ....for a minute here anyway. There will always be ebbs and flos.

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  18. Why is this story here on BB? Not much to do about us mex narco.

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  19. These guys are still more sophisticated than most of the Mexican traffickers. The Mexicans are the dumbasses that many to panic and fear Mexico. Chapo does not try to shine light on himself because he knows that he will get caught whereas you have these other dumb traffickers (mostly Mexicans) who ruined the business of legitimate traffickers. Back to my point. These guys were sophisticated and did more clandestine his than any known group. Therefore, I'm not a gringo, but you guys have it wrong. It's the Mexicans that messed tks whole shit up.

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    1. @12:22 a.m that dont make it any less wrong! I dont care who does those kind of things WRONG IS WRONG!! Whether its u.s or mexico.these ppl have no values

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    2. The zetas,the original US OF A trained gafes who went to the other side,with the US OF A trained kaibiles from Guatemala, Mexico really did not need that kind of help

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  20. Hmm, soo these guys were flying all over the globe, and the dea was paying for it? this wasnt some typical sting, these guys knew what they were doing, this cs was deep, its not like anyone can just set up shop, hey im a columbian dt, look at my chest hair and i only have three of my shirt buttons fastened, so lets do some work!! some shit. I'm willing to bet if this guy was a mexican youd be all happy.. i agree, the indictment was sealed and no one knew anything before hand, but the bankok article laid out how things went down in bankok, serving the warrant regardless of why he was being arrested, it just kind of laid the scene

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  21. @9:13 yeah ok, tell that to the judge.

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  22. @ 8:27 dont be such a provincial putz, its a badass story about globe trotting hitmen drug traffickers. It's a wild ride. No one got hurt , so, the authorities ended up with their guy in bracelets, no one was killed, we got a cool read what more do you want for a saturday, just because it wasn't some tragic story about 15 people dismembered?

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  23. Should have utilized the g.i. bill, lol where can you go to school to remedy an addiction to adrenaline?

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  24. What many failed to capture, undeniable proof that the our US government is allowing drug cartels to operate. Why would they go out of their way to create fake "CS", bait contract killers, and spend much needed funds on an operation that will get them nowhere? Story is true and they got lucky bumping into these guys. Recognition from the top brass and big pay day are what these agents strive for. As currupt as the DEA is, wouldn't be suppressed if they were the ones who provided the connection to CS.

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    1. Why? DEA due diligence..

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  25. What many failed to capture, undeniable proof that the our US government is allowing drug cartels to operate. Why would they go out of their way to create fake "CS", bait contract killers, and spend much needed funds on an operation that will get them nowhere? Story is true and they got lucky bumping into these guys. Recognition from the top brass and big pay day are what these agents strive for. As currupt as the DEA is, wouldn't be suppressed if they were the ones who provided the connection to CS.

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    1. maybe,just maybe they was working for the CIA, but was trying for a little side job,that is why amao Carrillo said "you work when I say so,you don't work when you want to,son chingaderas" he knew something,and he was right,and it cost him his life.by the way what happened to Amado Carrillo Fuentes' billions of dollars? what bank they at?

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  26. So, DEA set some people up by giving them false expectations of a large cash payment. Just another way to entrap guys, to me they've done nothing wrong because it was all bullshit from the get go. If DEA wants to bust people let them do it fair not with crap. DEA needs clean it's own act up, it's the biggest cartel out there and don't be fooled their murdering gangster's themselves. What a bunch of assholes.

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    1. Dea catch them fair? Bahaha!! These type of ppl dont play fair so they got to do what they gotta do to catch them bastards!!

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  27. as a prior service soldier who swore the same oath "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
    I think these soldiers need to be shot by a firing squad.

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    1. That's a fair point.

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    2. as a military,do you still have the right and the duty to defend those that cannot defend themselves?even if they can?can you decide if and order is right or not? are you man enough to be court martialed if needed for deciding what is right or not? irregardless if you were right or not?Allen west was man enough to do his duty as he saw fit,but was not enough man nor had the military discipline to go to court martial,instead went crying like a little girl to the Republican party and turned into a big butt primadonna hater of the American government and its institutions

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  28. This whole thing is disgusting... The DEA and NY prosecutor crowing about their plans to kill a DEA agent being like "something out of a Tom Clancy novel" and how "cold-blooded" they are... Wehen it was all a fucking set uo BY THE FRGGIN DEA!!!!! And now they're playing "heroes" for preventing the murder of a DEA agent and informant... WHEN IT WAS ALL FICTION.

    Why don't you arrest some real criminals, effing DEA... You have plenty among your ranks.

    Oh, yeah.... They seem to completely ignore the fact that the US (via the School for the Americas and via the CIA) train "cold-blooded killers" all over the world. Why not stop that bs begore setting up stings and acting like the heroes from a Tom Clancy novel.

    Fucking assholes.

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  29. To Sept 28th at 11:21, the fact you hope a DEA agent, or anyone for that matter gets killed tells me all I need to know about you. What a terrible thing to hope for. Do I think that the DEA is dirty, yes, I believe there are more than a few elements of the DEA and American government that are terrible. However, to hope that these guys succeeded in their "mission" is just a terrible thing to hope for. To hope that a DEA agent who by all accounts was going to be killed for doing his job is disgusting.

    That said money is the motivator. They were probably making even more money than we know about. What the American soldier did is beyond disgusting. I hope they get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. How anyone can hope for more violence is beyond me. Violence only begets more violence.

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  30. I bet if someone offered any one of you enough hard cash to kill someone, and if you possessed the skillset where you were confident you could do it without getting caught, even though you may never admit to it, you know you would seriously think about doing it..

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    1. @2:12 p.m nope.not a chance in hell.my mamma taught me better than that but obviously some ppl on here mammas failed them miserably if theyre willing to take a life for the almighty dollar and its usually the younger generation.get off the video games and wake the fuck up!!! Id rather be homeless and picking up cans than make a living like that.at least u can lay down at night in peace and no amt of money can buy that!!

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  31. Only the ignorant would determine such a thing. Of course the US has bad people, corruption and organized crime. HOWEVER...it is controlled by a strong system of law, order and justice.

    and in Mexico that is yet but a dream.

    Chivas.... You has a lot of wisdom and it comes from knowing what it is all about. I live in Chihuahua. I went to Santa Eulalia and met some very nice Mexican people that were selling things on the side of the road. They said they lived in Denver and bought things to sell in Chihuahua. They told me that paid at the Aduana, and the Federal police pulled them over 3 times on the road from Juarez to Chihuahua, and they had to pay each of them $100 more. It was for nothing they did illegal. They said that if they did not pay things could escalate into something worse. the government and the police are pieces of shit. they will not let a person try to make an honest but mediocre living. This is Mexico where I live as an American. It just makes my skin boil to here this BS. Mexico needs an overhaul. If you have money, be it narco or business man, you can pay your way forward. But if you have less and are trying to get ahead, the system is *ucked. Something needs to be done. These guys are nothing but storm troopers with badges. This is nothing like in the USA. You can drive and not expect to be ripped off by police, period!!

    I talked to a Man from Juarez that was in the commercial line as I was. I told him that the customs agents on the American side were A-holes at times. He said that he can live with that. At least the are not acting like Mexican Aduanas and police, and expecting nothing for nothing. The difference is beyond comprehension.

    I am glad you are not biased, and can see the difference, and that you have true feelings and compassion for Mexican people. You have a great heart!

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    1. 100 pesos or dollars?and what is an American doing in Mexico?I am Mexican but I don't go to Mexico for 35 years,it is how long it has been deteriorating.the poor police officers must pay the quota to the higher ups or else too,the big wigs want all the silver,but should be getting all the lead,if the government pay is not good enough, they should get the fuck out or get sent to their maker

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  32. @ 8:12PM

    Thank you very much. The aduana and fed police stops are a thorn in my behind. Since I am a 501C3 under the nafta treaty I am supposed to be recognize as a tax free entity in Mexico. I have NEVER been given tax free status, Aduana says they don't know what I am talking about, so I brought in the provision for their corrupt asses to read. Then it was "you have to fill out paper work in DF and it takes about 3-6 months.

    The aduana even took my brand new SUV away from my assistant with school uniforms, he stopped to pay duty and they said they were mostly made in China and that is illegal and took the car away. they wanted 13,000USD until the teachers and parents called the press and picketed the aduana office,,,then he said "ok I will ONLY charge you 3000USD, I have to or I will look weak"

    I don't want to pay crooks to get my stuff across. But these guys are crooks also.

    I bring in educational material, medical and therapy items etc, like wheelchairs, walkers special beds etc. they don't care. even for the flood victims, they charge me so much duty for the items I bring in. and if I go to far inland, like Saltillo, I am looking at 50%. It is not right. Everyone wants a piso everyone thinks its ok. I told federal police that the 100 dollars I gave him and the stop before, could pay for an hearing aid. They don't care.

    But I don't stop dreaming. Someday, not in my lifetime, but someday Mexico will be strong and very productive and people will have choices. I believe that. But that is a long way off.

    Paz,
    Chivis

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  33. To bad they got caught. Fuck the Feds.

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  34. Chivis, knowledge is power, and you are a source. My small job is to spread access to your work to associates and friends who haven't seen it.
    Thank you for helping my family on both sides.

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  35. once they wore uniforms and had respect.
    they sold it out.
    can't feel sorry for them.

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  36. this idiot put it in email? lol

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  37. Isn't by just the way the american operates, arent u.s. soldiers mercenaries pretty much the only difference is they swear an allegiance but do seek out to join and do get paid, it might look different if the military was manditory but these guys join up to get paid to learn how to fsu

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  38. If you read the court documents, these individuals were ENTRAPPED by the DEA. The DEA asked the defendants if they would smuggle drugs & kill an agent. They seem more like criminals for hire than masterminds.

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  39. It was with great interest that I read each comment. I have followed this case from day one; I've even read the court documents filed on Pacer.gov. Here are some facts for you: Mr. Hunter was an extraordinary soldier and received NUMEROUS awards for his actions as a US Army Airborne Ranger. He suffers extreme PTSD. He worked for Contractors all over the world. He worked for one that turned out to be a VERY EVIL man that threatened Mr. Hunter's family and Mr. Hunter. This man had the all people and money at his fingertips to do just that. Then a couple of men approach him and tells him "HE WILL" do all they ask of him or else. They said they were from the Columbian Cartel...do you tell them NO or go along with them till you can figure out what to do??? Next thing he knows he's arrested, charged with Conspiracy which carries a life sentence. Yet, you've never heard of the man he worked for who was arrested in Liberia in 2012; the man who was the REAL culprit! So, Hunter is faced with these options; go to court where he is judged by people such as yourselves who have already judged him and found him guilty WITHOUT knowing all the facts and the truth of the matter (in which case he would receive life without parole); or if it's a split decision, spend the next 40 years of his life in jail, or if it's a hung jury, he starts this mess all over again. NOT ONCE, did you ask yourselves, what in the world all these agencies involved in his arrest would want to drag this one particular person through the mud as they have done! On the very first day of his arrest there were 187 hits on the internet ALONE! And no one finds that odd? When there are people out there who have ACTUALLY committed a CRIME(S) which are MUCH WORSE than anything Mr. Hunter did? You see, I know this man personally. I know him to be a fine, honorable, dedicated man to his family, his friends and his country. He gave all of his adult life to his country and this is how you judge him? Lord Help us all! Oh, by the way, Joseph is MY BROTHER, so I KNOW what I'm talking about...you don't know him at all and this is how YOU talk about him?

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