An intelligence official working for the British Serious Organised
Crime Agency (SOCA) jeopardized a large anti-drugs operation by
forgetting her handbag on a Bogotá bus. In the handbag was a usb-stick
with classified information on ongoing operations and the identities of
undercover agents, UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported Sunday.
According to the daily, the agent left her handbag on a bus on Bogotá’s El Dorado airport, where she had arrived from Quito to work with British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 to gather information on Colombia’s drug trade.
On the memory stick inside the handbag of ‘Agent T’ were the names of undercover agents involved in Colombian drug organizations, who had to be relocated amid fears of retribution.
The agent was recalled to London to respond to her clumsiness and will possible face disciplinary actions. The newspaper did not say when the incident took place.