“Law enforcement always follows the drugs, because that leads to drug thugs no one cares about,” according to one former Federal official familiar with the case. “Following the money, which is much more effective, is discouraged, because it leads to the suits—bankers, politicians, law enforcement types—people with social and political clout.”

Daniel Hopsicker at Mad Cow Productions.

Note that the statement is similar to what former DEA Agent Matt Fogg says starting about one minute 30 seconds into the linked video.