Three ways to track down illegal drug profits:
1. Arrange for the international exchange of information about the secret bank accounts of drug cartels.
2. Freeze the bank records and funds of suspected narcotics muckamucks.
3. Get a couple of shovels and dig.
No. 1 is in the works. No. 2 was accomplished last week, when a U.S. court ordered 173 banks in 22 states and the District of Columbia to turn over the records of more than 750 suspicious accounts. No. 3 is something the FBI ought to consider.
No. 3, in fact, is driving the FBI crazy. Since early...