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DEA’S ARMY OF 18,000 INFORMANTS POCKETED $237 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS

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 Cinnamon    28,889

IT’S NO SECRET that the Drug Enforcement Administration relies heavily on an army of confidential sources — men and women compelled, coerced, or enticed to share information with law enforcement, sometimes to alleviate their own legal troubles, sometimes for cash.

Precisely how those relationships play out, however, is often shrouded in secrecy.

A recently published audit by the Department of Justice has now offered a startling glimpse behind the scenes of those operations, revealing a world in which hundreds of millions of dollars have been doled out to thousands of informants over the last five years. Those informants include package delivery personnel, bus company employees, and Transportation Security Administration agents moonlighting as drug war spies — all operating with abysmal oversight and scant evidence of return on investment.

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https://theintercept.com/2016/09/30/deas-army-of-18000-informants-pocketed-237-million-over-five-years/

DEA... another alphabet agency that needs to be abolished. 

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 Grim    0

But when I call the cops about a Meth dealer in the neighborhood who just got into pimping... not only do they not pay me but they also wholly ignored the report. 

Dude is still selling meth and pimping. Every day I fight the urge to give him a high five... to the face... with a chair.

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