Drugs: X Marks The Spot

X Marks The Spot

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...

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