Law enforcement agencies squeezed by U.S. government shutdown | Reuters


“We still have a responsibility for going after those who might be using this time to flood the streets” with drugs, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) field agent told Reuters, asking not to be identified by name.

“For us, it’s even a more important time to try to target as much as we can. We still have a safety obligation to the public … with the limited resources,” the agent said.

Most employees at federal law enforcement agencies – from the FBI and DEA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration – have kept working since Trump’s demands on the wall triggered the shutdown on Dec. 22.

Source: Law enforcement agencies squeezed by U.S. government shutdown | Reuters

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