The Federal Law Enforcement topic area addresses all crime-fighting agencies at the national and federal level - FBI, DEA, CBP, or DHS. This section will provide you with the latest news, information and developments across the country and in Washington.
While confidential informants can be incredibly valuable sources of information, running a CI is a delicate operation even under the best of circumstances, and poses a wide array of problems and pitfalls. The first and most obvious issue is that most people who have access to the inner workings of a criminal organization, and therefore the most valuable intelligence, are themselves criminals. - Full Story
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday unveiled a prototype vessel for high-speed pursuits of smugglers ferrying people and drugs from Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. CBP hopes to get funding to replace its fleet of about 65 vessels for high-speed chases. - Full Story