Officers who bugged drugs car 'deserve commendations'

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THREE police officers facing disciplinary charges over the investigation that brought down drugs baron Curtis Warren deserve a commendation, not criticism, says their lawyer.

With a disciplinary hearing due to resume today, the lawyer for Chief Inspector David Minty, Inspector Louis Beghin and Detective Sergeant Lawrence Courtness, says that the men have done nothing wrong, and that they deserve the Island's praise.

Advocate Philip Sinel's comment is the first public statement on behalf of the three officers, who face misconduct charges for the police operation in 2007.

They bugged a car being driven by one of Warren's accomplices through France, Belgium and Holland without permission from the foreign authorities.

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