Lalo.
August 24, 2006 8:38 PM   Subscribe

In a small-town jail in the upper Midwest sits a once highly-paid informant the U.S. government would probably rather you not know about. Guillermo Ramirez-Peyro, AKA Lalo, sits in prison without being charged. He's a former Mexican Highway Police Officer that found himself incahoots with the drug trade on the Juarez-El Paso border, but then received more than $200K from the U.S. Federal Government for information. The same U.S. agency that paid him, however, now wants to deport him back to Mexico and an almost certain death.
posted by Ufez Jones (8 comments total)

 
Nice post. This is a tangent, but there's a great little web radio series about Juarez from Scott Carrier, Charles Bowden and Julian Cardona. Might be of interest to those who "enjoy" reading about this stuff.
posted by dhammond at 8:52 PM on August 24, 2006


Well, that's pretty fucked up.
posted by delmoi at 10:01 PM on August 24, 2006


Oh, that noble and glorious drug war.
posted by telstar at 11:37 PM on August 24, 2006


Poor fellar. But, such is the price of freedom.
posted by nlindstrom at 11:52 PM on August 24, 2006


Incahoots are the sounds owls made in old Cusco. Lots of people dying for no reason. Quagmire.
posted by pracowity at 12:53 AM on August 25, 2006


Where's the A-team when you need them.

I miss you Face.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:40 AM on August 25, 2006


Technically, Ufez, I think Lalo has been charged - he's being deported.

Putting that aside, I don't see how this can be good for the government either way. If they send him back (to a certain death), I'm sure that the plaintiff's attorneys in the civil cases they are so afraid of will make a huge stink about it. Plus, news of his murder at the hands of ICE will have a terribly detrimental effect on any future informants they might try to get.
posted by MrZero at 6:21 AM on August 25, 2006


Plus, news of his murder at the hands of ICE will have a terribly detrimental effect on any future informants they might try to get.

Silver lining.
posted by telstar at 12:57 AM on August 26, 2006


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