89 Puerto Rico Cops Arrested in Drug Sting

They allegedly provided security to dealers
A file photo of officers in Puerto Rico.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – More than 130 people—including 89 law enforcement officials—were charged in Puerto Rico today in a major corruption investigation. Charges range from cocaine and marijuana trafficking to firearms violations. It's the biggest police corruption case in FBI history. "The defendants' participation in the drug transactions consisted of providing armed protection to a drug dealer during the sale of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine," said a Department of Justice statement.

"In exchange for their security services during the undercover drug transactions, the defendants, a majority of whom are law enforcement officers, received payments ranging from $500 to $4,500 per transaction," it said. The suspects include federal/municipal police officers and corrections officers, as well as National Guard and Army soldiers. Read the full article at CBS.

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