View Full Version : Cover blown for network of drug informers

Peter Presland
04-29-2009, 04:34 PM
From WorldNetDaily (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=96413)

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LONDON – An MI6 officer on her first mission to Colombia, the drug capital of the world, has lost a top-secret computer memory stick containing the names of key informers the Secret Intelligence Service has in South America, the Caribbean, North Africa, Spain and on across northern Europe into Britain, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. (http://g2.wnd.com/)

Authorities say those points are on routes the drug barons of Colombia use to smuggle tens of billions of dollars worth of drugs every year.
Agent "T" had been assigned by the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) to contact her informers named on the memory stick to gather more intelligence. Each informer, she had been warned, faced a death sentence if they were found by drug barons to be assisting British intelligence.

The agent – a 32-year-old woman living in an apartment block near a London airport – had flown from there to Bogota, having been briefed on her mission by Sir Stephen Lander, a former MI5 chief and now the head of SOCA. Created in 2006 as Britain’s "answer to the FBI," SOCA is made up of former spies, police and customs officers. "T" had been selected from the agency's 4,000 members.

The choice to train her for the dangerous mission had been made after SOCA's most experienced detectives had quit over allegations of poor decision-making among the senior ranks of management.
The information stick "T" had been given shortly before she flew to Bogota, the Colombian capital, contained five years of vital intelligence and the names of those who had provided it to MI6 – who in turn had shared it with SOCA. She was personally handed the memory stick by her line manager, Paul Evans, a former MI6 officer.

An intelligence officer familiar with the background said this week that "T" had "caused hundreds of lives to be placed in danger and millions of pounds had also been wasted in training her, placing undercover agents in position and reimbursing informers.'