Wednesday, October 6, 2010

BBC News-FBI Arrests 70 Police Officers In Drug Raid In Puerto Rico

More than 750 FBI Agents participated in the sweeping Puerto Rican drug raid: Reuters

(Story reported by BBC News)

US federal agents have arrested more than 70 Puerto Rican police officers on drugs-related charges.

In all more than 120 people have been charged, including prison guards and soldiers.

The US justice department said the arrests followed "the biggest police corruption investigation in the history of the FBI".

About 750 FBI agents were flown into the US Caribbean territory to help round up the suspects.

The justice department said that in all, 89 law enforcement officials had been detained: 60 members of the Puerto Rico police department, 16 municipal police officers and 12 prison officers. Also arrested were three Puerto Rico national guard soldiers, two US army officers, and 30 civilians.

(Click here to read the full story on the BBC News website.)

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