San Diego Union Tribune: DEA gets blistered over Chong case

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Three years ago this week, Daniel Chong made news around the world when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration admitted that its agents accidentally left him in a temporary cell for five days without food or water.

The former University of California San Diego engineering student was back in the national headlines Tuesday, when U.S. senators grilled the DEA during a Capitol Hill hearing on details about the Chong case and other well-publicized blunders.

Chong was very near death when he was discovered in a cell at the DEA San Diego field office on April 25, 2012, five days after he was caught in a drug sweep at a University City home where he had spent the previous night.

Read the complete article in the San Diego Union Tribune.