Confiscated U.S. Military Cargo in Argentina Was For A South American Black Op; CIA Operatives Under Investigation
by Mario Andrade
Authorities in Argentina may not return the confiscated military cargo to the United States, despite the diplomatic outcry by the Obama administration and the State Department. The government of Argentina has now released more information about the so-called ‘security training cargo’ that was confiscated last week.
Among the nearly one thousand cubic feet of confiscated cargo, customs officials found several weapons, wiretapping equipment, sophisticated GPS trackers, fake security uniforms, and psychotropic drugs, including expired doses of morphine. All the confiscated cargo was contained in wooden crates marked ‘7th Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina,’ according to Argentine journalist Walter Goobar.
Some of the drugs found, according to Tercera Informacion News Service, were epinephrine, ketamine, alkaloid morphine sulfate, midazolam, naloxone, oxycontin, and the semi-synthetic opioid nalbuphine.
The MercoPress News Agency reported that customs also found “highly-sensitive communication devices and a letter that read, in Spanish, ‘I am an American soldier, let my country know I’ve been arrested’.” This is a standard letter that U.S. servicemen use when they get captured in foreign countries, which seems to indicate that at least some of the cargo was being delivered to U.S. troops on the ground somewhere in South America.
In light of this smuggling incident, authorities in Argentina have discovered a major black ops smuggling ring, involving several government officials, judges, and federal agents that receive and give the green light to such shipments, receiving orders directly from the U.S. Military SOUTHCOM (Southern Command). A lot of the equipment was labeled ‘Secret.’
The illegal cargo was apparently requested by former CIA and FBI agents, who are now working in the private sector in Argentina. The alleged purpose of the equipment was to train Argentine military forces for ‘hostage situations.’ These former (or apparently still active) CIA and FBI operatives are being investigated.
The military aircraft, apparently a U.S.A.F. C-17 Globemaster III, with registration AMC-77184 is still confiscated inside the Ezeiza Airport in Argentina.
On September of 2010, there was a similar incident, where the US Ambassador herself, Vilma Martinez, had to reject a shipment because it had a lot of undeclared suspicious equipment. Apparently, this time, authorities in Argentina have had a breakthrough in the black op weapons smuggling case. Many commentators believe the equipment was en-route to neighboring Bolivia.