Multi-year investigation leads to agent’s arrest
Residents in New York who hear stories about people being arrested and charged with drug-related crimes might have a preconceived idea in their minds about the people who find themselves in these positions. Contrary to many of the stereotypes, even very responsible people and citizens can end up being the subject of a criminal investigation and arrest and this includes those people who work in law enforcement.
As reported by U.S. News and World Report, an investigation that is said to have taken place over more than five years recently led officials to arrest a man for his alleged involvement in aiding a drug trafficking organization based in Puerto Rico. The investigation was launched by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2013 and included a supposed drug operation being run out of a childcare center in the Bronx.
In the end, the DEA arrested one of their own agents and assert that he had provided weapons to at least one member of a drug group that is said to be responsible for the killings of multiple people and for importing cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York.
The defendant has a long and distinguished career that includes eight years of service in the United States military, seven years working in law enforcement in Illinois and then his time as a DEA agent. If he is convicted of the charges against him, the minimum prison sentence he would receive is 20 years. No details on how the man will plead are known at this time.