Informer troubles spread

Echoing the troubles here with the use of informers, the BBC and Radio 4 (later in the week) look at how major criminals protect themselves (and their criminal business/empires) by taking on a dual identity: criminal/informer, and how this is beginning to cause some questions to be asked. So who’s winning in the battle against crime, anyway? Hear the full story on Radio 4: File on 4 Tue 6 March at 2000 GMT
Tuesday 6 March 2007 at 20:00 GMT, Radio 4
Repeated on Sunday 11 March 2007 at 17:00 BST
File on 4: The drugs’ war own goal
Stephen Grey tells the inside story of Britain’s dirty war against drugs. Why did a controversial policy of using major drug dealers as informants do so little to stem the flow of drugs onto our streets?