A former DEA agent, suspended after being photographed in an
unauthorized meeting with narco-traffickers, advised a top paramilitary
in legal negotiations with the United States, W Radio reported Tuesday.
Former agent David Tinsley, once suspended for negotiating with narco-traffickers without authorization in a meeting caught by a photographer, helped Carlos Mario Aguilar, a.k.a. ‘Rogelio’, who police report is one of those who infiltrated the Medellín prosecutor’s office, reports W Radio.
After his suspension, Tinsley began working as an investigator, in which capacity he was allegedly hired by the Colombian paramilitary leader.
Defense Minister Juan Manual Santos indicated that Tinsley’s former job didn’t disqualify him from acting in this role. W Radio did not report any DEA response.
“It seems terrible to me, it seems to me that this should be like this, but it is because of the flexibility that exists in the United States and many countries about people that in one form or other collaborate with the authorities and justice and later become civilians are contracted by these same criminals. It seems that it is a contradiction and you know that money moves many consciences, I wouldn’t do it on principle,” Santos said.