Originally Posted by CommanderQ
In some cases the police don't know, honestly, Law Enforcement is good, but they can miss the most minor and obvious of things. Yes, police moles can talk and laugh with officers...and if he is really a drug lord, then he obviously isn't selling drugs...yet. He could just be playing cozy, that too.
You don't arrest him right away because you want to see who he's getting his drugs from and who his associates are, and expand the information base to get to the big Kahuna who's running the national or international operation.