Late on Christmas Eve, the 26-year-old visited the informant
at home in Peyia, where he stayed the night.
, who was arrested in Kane County in an unrelated drug trafficking case, told police he could "give them a police officer who was selling drugs."
SINCE around 2002, the handling of informants
was taken away from police divisions in GMP and handed over to the centralised Force Intelligence Branch.
Former Northumbria Police detective Nigel Wilkinson last year told the Chronicle that paying the informant
known as XY was the right thing to do.
In a simple ceremony at the PDEA headquarters in Quezon City, the informants
received the incentive, which falls under the PDEA Operation: Private Eye (OPE), a reward and incentive scheme designed to encourage private citizens to report any suspected illegal drug activity in their community.
contacted the younger of the Lebanese brothers, aged 42, and agreed to meet him in front of a hypermarket in Al Ghusais and to buy the banned pills that were meant to be transported to a neighbouring country.
XY was an option to effectively bring this about and the terms and conditions of his use as an informant
has been deemed to be legal."
"But unfortunately well over 90 per cent of informant
money is for information about drugs offences, and a large proportion of that is actually just the larger organised crime groups getting rid of smaller rivals.
A former police officer who helped convict Burger Bar Boys gang members has labelled the PS1 million spent on police informants
as a 'waste of money'.
Tony Brown, a former military police officer who became a secret informant
for Merseyside Police, faced three trials spanning five years before proceedings against him collapsed last week.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently turned over a total of P22.5 million to nine informants
, who were instrumental in containing nine notorious personalities, including two New People's Army (NPA) leaders and three Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub leaders.
Dubai - A 30-year-old traffic police officer has been sentenced to six months in jail by the Court of First Instance for accepting a Dh2,000 bribe from an undercover police informant
. The defendant collected the bribe to write a traffic accident report without actually inspecting the vehicle at the accident scene.