Top officers quit elite unit.
THE Government's flagship drug agency is in turmoil after claims that three top officers asked to leave because of alleged mis-management.
The requests are the first at the elite Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency, which targets major drug dealers and organised crime.
The officers, who have a combined CID service of nearly 60 years, are said to blame a lack of direction by bosses for their decision to give up their sought-after posts.
The officers involved, all Lothian and Borders detectives, have risked being posted to uniformed jobs.
One source, who asked not to be named, said: "It is unheard of for SDEA officers to ask back to the ranks and it signals unrest."
Last night agency director Jim Orr said: "Morale within the SDEA branch office in Edinburgh is high."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 3, 2001|
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