Sunday, April 26, 2009
Word to the Wise: Do Not Leave a Memory Stick About Covert Drug Operations on a Bus in Colombia
According to this Times Online article, a British spy committed the following blunder that cost millions of pounds and put many lives at risk by losing a "computer memory stick said to contain a list of undercover agents’ names and details of more than five years of intelligence work. It happened when the MI6-trained agent left her handbag on a transit coach at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Intelligence chiefs were forced to wind up operations and relocate dozens of agents and informants amid fears the device could fall into the hands of drug barons."