I wonder if there is a connection to Gunrunner / Fast & Furious. Same parent agency. Same cartels. Same time period.

Report: DEA Allowed Cartel To Smuggle Drugs Into US In Exchange For Information at Pat Dollard

U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.