DEA officials reportedly directed to stop using term ‘Mexican cartel’

Officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have been directed by their headquarters to stop using the term “Mexican cartel” when speaking with the media, according to an email exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation from a government official.

A section of the email sent mid-July stated the following: “Also, we need to now avoid saying ‘Mexican cartel’ or discussing the Mexican government or LE cooperation with Mexico. Please continue using ‘drug cartel,’ TCO, DTO, etc.” The DEA is a federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice (DOJ) tasked with enforcing the country’s drug laws. Anne Milgram, who was sworn in June 28 by Attorney General Merrick Garland, heads the agency.

“Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo interviewed former acting administrator of the DEA Timothy Shea May 9 about the cartels trafficking drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. Bartiromo stated that Shea was supposed to be joined by a DEA official, but that the DOJ last minute canceled his appearance.

“We actually invited an official from the Drug Enforcement Administration to come on with you,” Bartiromo said. “And we thought we would have a conversation, the three of us. But Biden’s DOJ squashed it.” She added, “They did not want the DEA official to be on to discuss this. So, there is also a media ban on this.”

“Isn’t this information that the public needs to understand, that these wide-open borders, it’s not just about illegals coming into this country and sucking up resources and taking — getting in front of the line for those who are trying to do it legally?” she explained.



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