Australia: DEA agents sent packing after AFP complaint about drug bust methods

Two American DEA agents have been sent home after the Australian Federal Police complained to the US ambassador about their method of investigating a drug importation.

The two agents from the American Drug Enforcement Administration have not been accused of any wrongdoing, but concerns have stemmed from investigation methods used by the two officers in a drug operation headed for New South Wales and Western Australia, according to The Daily Telegraph.

NSW police sources have told the newspaper DEA agents caused controversy by dealing with state authorities and effectively bypassing the AFP.

However there remains a wider dispute among local law-governing bodies, with some sources stating the AFP’s default method is to seize drugs instead of investigating the supporting syndicates.


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