confidential informants

DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker

A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA agents posing as members of Colombia‘s FARC guerrilla group, raising questions about the handling of similar operations in the future in light of the FARC‘s ongoing demobilization…

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Confidential Informants: a Double Edged Sword for Law Enforcement

The use of confidential informants by US law enforcement has led to the recent arrests of several high-level actors in the international drug trade, but these successes may be overshadowing the potential pitfalls of the practice…

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