Cele Castillo – American DEA Hero – Scapegoat for ‘Fast and Furious’?

The conduct the U.S. is willing to commit to quiet its opponents is shocking. Questions surround the conviction of retired DEA Agent Celerino “Cele” Castillo III- a front line agent for 12 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration. Today he’s serving a 37-month prison sentence, and the feds want Americans to believe he was convicted in connection with the recently exposed Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF&E) gun walking operation to Mexican drug cartels.

U.S. Attorney Johnny “House of Death” Sutton in San Antonio, Texas sent out a news release stating:


The headline now seems to implicate Castillo as having involvement in the ATF&E’s ‘Fast and Furious’ gun walking program, as it specifically involved straw purchasers, however this is a program that was ordered into effect on Eric Holder’s watch and it truly seems hard to believe that this former agent who accomplished so much, would lower himself to the level the charges imply.

Castillo’s questionable conviction is gaining attention as Darrell E. Issa (R – CA) tries vigorously to gather facts surrounding the case. Obama, Holder and federal officials seem to be doing everything they can to deter his progress.

United States Attorney Johnny Sutton announced in San Antonio on 22 October 2008, that the 58-year-old former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Celerino “Cele” Castillo, III, of McAllen, Texas, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for his role in dealing firearms without a license.” (press release)

Bill Conroy of the narcosphere has published many reports on the gunrunning operation and his 2008 article, U.S. government finally exacts revenge on Iran/Contra whistleblower Cele Castillo, published well before the exposure of ‘Fast and Furious’, spells out the fact that there are big questions surrounding the case against Castillo spearheaded by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton.

“The black mark now affixed to Castillo’s reputation courtesy of Sutton’s office, however, is a thin conceit on the eve of a presidential election that is expected to usher in a sea change in American politics that might well lead to a re-examination of Castillo’s revelations — which also were supported and advanced by legendary investigative journalist Gary Webb and a host of congressional inquiries in subsequent years.”

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  1. David762 on

    The War OF Drugs often stated goals are a sham, and have been a sham from its’ inception. It is a War ON People, primarily against minorities, as the arrest & incarceration data have always revealed to those who would see. But like a cancer this War ON People has metastasized world-wide once it became part of the USA’s War OF Terror after 9/11/2001. Anyone in possession of even a single cannabis cigarette can now be considered a ‘domestic terrorist’.

    The situation is truly both Orwellian (‘1984’) and oxymoronic. For many decades portions of the USA government itself has been engaged in the illicit drug trade, with connections all the way into the White House, the upper reaches of the CIA, and the top brass at the Pentagon — shades of the relationship between the British Crown and the British East India Trading Company’s lucrative trade in opium, from whom the USA stole the idea.

    The USA government’s involvement in the illicit drug trade props up militarized drug lords the world over in places the government dares not be overtly connected. The USA selectively enforces laws against these drugs to protect their suppliers, helps them get their product to market, pockets their share of $Billions per year outside the control of Congress, and then also selectively enforces domestic drug laws to incarcerate minorities — effectively disenfranchising them more thoroughly than voter caging tactics. It’s a proven workable formula that reaches back to resistance against the Imperial Japanese, against Red China in China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Nicaragua & El Salvador and Noriega’s Panama, and now in Columbia, and Mexico, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

    It is not about illicit drug eradication. It is about supporting allied narco-terrorist cartels, crushing their non-compliant competition, providing a protected domestic market for these drugs, and furnishing our TBTFail / TBTJail Wall Street Mobsters as the preferred drug money laundering facilities. The recently revealed Wachovia money laundering ($378.4 Billions) isn’t the exception — it is the tip of the corruption ‘ice-berg’. The Obama regime is in the thick of it, just as with every other USA administration stretching all the way back to Truman, if not Wilson. The USA’s illicit drug trade became institutionalized with the creation of the Federal Reserve, and then became a major force to contend with in 1947 with the creation of the CIA, its’ preferred enforcement arm. The Italian Mafia never had such a wide-reaching organization as today’s FBI / CIA / NSA / DOD / DEA drug cartel — and they never had private for-profit slave labor camps like today’s USA.

    We are in a Prison Planet Police State from which there is no escape …

  2. Samson on

    when the gov’t has enough balls to start telling the truth about cannabis and/or hemp — maybe(and that’s a mighty BIG maybe), I’ll start to take them seriously on other issues