Soap and Water - 015
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SUBJ: FILING [hed] Drug Corruption Rampant in West, Say Militia Members
DATE: November 9
[dateline] Colorado Springs, CO
The Army has long known that Western militia groups are financed by the drug trade, and has launched several campaigns to cut off those funds. But according to interviews with one such militia, while insurgents do depend on drug money, for the cartels the militias are little more than a backup to their main strategy: bribery.
“It’s a carrot-and-stick business,” says one militia leader. “We’re the stick, but it’s much less messy for them to use the carrot.”
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Terrorist Leader Speaks About Drug Finance Network
By Margaret Anthony
Further reporting by Post Times staff
For the first time, a Posse leader has admitted, on the record, that his gang operates hand in glove with drug cartels — though he insisted we hide his name.
“It’s a carrot-and-stick business,” he says. “We’re the stick.”
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