Judge Allows DEA Agent’s Testimony On Code Language Used By Drug Traffickers

(December 15, 2015, 1:34 PM EST) -- DENVER — A Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) special agent may testify on practices and code language commonly used by drug traffickers premised upon on her prior law enforcement experience and her perception of the meanings of particular words and phrases used in communications in a language she does not speak, a Colorado federal judge ruled Dec. 10 (United States of America v. Martin Javier Alamos-Delgado, et al., No. 10-00327, D. Colo.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165711).

(Order available. Document #30-160115-004R.)

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