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MSPs demanded an investigation into the collapse of SCDEA's Special Operations Unit and the Scottish force asked the Metropolitan Police to "peer review" its own internal inquiry.
She said: "I worked for the SCDEA from 2002 carrying out covert and surveillance operations against drug dealers.
SCDEA said the men were arrested for offences in relation to the supply of controlled drugs and were due to appear in court today.
The SCDEA spokesperson, who can't be named because of his involvement in covert investigations, came to the region to meet with business leaders and members of the North East Fraud Forum (NEFF) about the growing threat from the virtual world.
The SCDEA, known as Scotland's FBI, was set up to fight organised crime.
Given the confusion about whether specialists from the Met were involved in advising the SCDEA in 2011 and the history of the Met's mismanagement of undercover policing in the past, the chief constable's choice is not, I feel, the right one.
The SCDEA investigation was focused on Scot Edward McIntosh and Hailwood.
Director General of the SCDEA, Graeme Pearson said: "He will be greatly missed by us all."
Chief Constable Iain Livingstone has defended his choice of the Met to review the scandal at the Scottish Crime and Drugs Enforcement Agency (SCDEA).
Judges eventually quashed his conviction and raised concerns over the credibility of Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA) officers' evidence.
In 2005, when I was Director PSGeneral at the SCDEA, we seized PS7million of Russian criminal assets parked temporarily in Scottish banking but destined for America.
Yesterday Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Ward, crime coordinator of the SCDEA said: "I promise to those involved in this evil organised crime this Agency will remove them from their positions of influence and confiscate their money, jewellery, cars and houses."
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