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?

  • Joe

    You mean like those at the head of PSF & the IRA who were exposed(and others in the leadership yet to be outed)!

  • andy

    This seems to be a bit of a worldwide phenomenon.

    A major Boston gangster – multi-millionaire fugitive, James “Whitey” Bulger, inspiration for the recent film “The Departed”, was a career criminal who supplied information to the FBI.

    Who was working for who was a bit of a moot point there.