In a two-part series about “the sketchiest things the DEA has done while waging the war on drugs,” informant debacles take the lead in this Huffington Post article. Here are a few of the headlines:
-The DEA once turned a teenager into a drug kingpin so he could act as an informant.
-The DEA allows informants to break the law, but have no records as to how often it happens.
-One of America’s most notorious terrorists once served as a DEA informant.
-The DEA strung one informant along for 20 years with the promise of citizenship. She still hasn’t received it.