The feds captured a star US Drug Enforcement Administration specialist who they state has been carrying on with a high-flying way of life while subtly laundering cash for the Colombian medication cartel he was evidently examining, a report said Friday.
The FBI busted Jose Irizarry and his significant other, Nathalia Gomez-Irizarry, on Friday at their San Juan, Puerto Rico, home, a law-requirement source acquainted with the case told the Associated Press.
Government investigators in Florida assert that the once-champion operator Irizarry utilized his “position and his uncommon access to data” to keep millions in tranquilize continues out of the hands of the DEA.
Irizarry wasn’t the only one in his plan, the feds charged.
The operator purportedly worked with anonymous co-backstabbers depicted in court papers as a Colombian open authority and the leader of an outfit that carried out its specialty in medicating running and tax evasion who turned into the guardian to Irizarry’s kids when he was positioned in Colombia in 2015.
The DEA enlisted Irizarry notwithstanding signs he gave indications of misleading in a polygraph test and permitted him to deal with monetary exchanges.
The office likewise looked past the way that he had sought financial protection, asserting obligations of nearly $500,000, the AP reports.
“It’s a bruised eye for the DEA to have one of its own occupied with such an elevated level of debasement,” said Mike Vigil, the DEA’s previous Chief of International Operations told the AP.
“He endangered examinations. He imperiled different specialists and he risked sources,” Vigil said. “I’ve never observed a DEA operator accused of such huge numbers of tallies.”
Irizarry utilized his poorly gotten additions to purchase a $30,000 Tiffany precious stone ring, a BMW, three Land Rovers and a $767,000 home in Cartagena, a well-known goal for travelers.