New cables released by WikiLeaks show the extent of the DEA’s involvement with the worldwide drug trade as well as the extent of political corruption that drugs are causing in several countries.
One cable reported that the District Attorney of Sierra Leone offered a $2.5 million dollar bribe to free South American drug dealers. While another reported that the President of Panama demanded that the DEA go after his political enemies.
Another cable reported that the government of Guinea staged a burning of fake drugs while another claimed the Guinean President’s son was a major drug traficker.
WikiLeaks also released several cables dealing with countries like Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania that have becomse part of a pipeline for drugs from South America to Europe.