And the DEA had become aware of a drug connection between the Russian–Israeli Mafia in Colombia and the globe-trotting Saudi Prince Nayif al Saud.The DEA’s Operation Millennium was directed against this network, and largely took down most of the network in June 1999, when 808 kilograms of cocaine were seized in Paris.
There was the mysterious theft in the summer of 2000 of his briefcase at a Tampa hotel during a retirement seminar where the only other participants were 150 other FBI agents.
In the briefcase were a few classified emails and a classified document called the Annual Field Office Report, a summary of the FBI’s New York office counter-terrorist and counter-intelligence operations, including one very sensitive investigation being conducted by another New York counter-intelligence FBI special agent, Michael Dick.
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Bush and, to a lesser extent, the Clinton administration, stymied a number of coordinated intelligence and law enforcement activities that could have prevented both the 9/11 attacks and the attack, eleven months before, on the USS Cole.
Nayif claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi government threatened France and the Clinton administration with withholding lucrative contracts if they pursued their prince.
Because of O’Neill’s close contacts with DEA, this intelligence would have been made known to him as well.
On April 11, 2001, a DEA agent and a Fredericksburg, Virginia policeman questioned two female Israeli “art student” nationals at the shopping center in Fredericksburg.
The passport for Yael Gavish contained some interesting entry/exit visas: 13 December 2000, entry into Bogota, Colombia; and 5 February 2001, exit visa from Bogota.
Later, in June 2000, the DEA declassified a “SECRET DEA-6” report from the DEA’s BCO (Bogota Country Office) so that the PCO (Paris Country Office) could share the intelligence on Saudi cocaine smuggling operations with the Paris police.
The DEA and French law enforcement had compiled tons of evidence that Prince Nayif was transporting cocaine to support some major event.
On March 27, DEA agents arrested four other Israelis in the same apartment complex, including Aran Ofek, who said his father was a retired Israeli army two-star general.