Critics Blast Informant System Cloaked In Secrecy

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In Operation "Arctic Chill," federal agents arrested 31 people in Washington state — and seized these weapons. They announced the drug ring bust in July but didn't mention Ernesto Gamboa, a confidential informant who helped them get leads. Courtney Blethen/The Seattle Times hide caption

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Retired Drug Informant Says He Was Burned

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