NO "PRIDE OF THE MARINES" IS HE - GUNNERY
SGT JOSE TORRES ARRESTED IN FLORIDA AS HE
TRIED TO SCORE $235,000 IN DRUG MONEY
WAS TO PICK UP LOOT IN BAG AT DANIA BEACH
PARKING LOT - IF CONVICTED, IRAQ WAR VET
FACES 40 YEARS IN PRISON AND $250K FINE

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Greed got to the Marine gunnery sergeant, and now Jose Torres is in big trouble.

The 37 year-old native of Puerto Rico worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency in conjunction with Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

His job enabled him access to information on Colombian drug gangs.

Investigators say Torres was having marriage and money problems, so allegedly decided to "rip off" a drug shipment payoff of some $235,000 in greenbacks, utilizing the help of an immigrant seeking legal status in the USA.

FBI SET UP THE "STING"

The Iraq War vet had earlier shaken down the unidentified man for several thousands dollars, the victim (who wore a wire for the FBI) claimed.

Instead of walking off with a satchel of loot, Torres was arrested at a Dania Beach, Florida parking lot and charged with bribery, unauthorized access to a government computer, and extortion.

If convicted , Torres could face up to a maximum of 40 years in prison and be hit with a $250,000 fine.

The Marine non-com had been living in nearby Cooper City, and enlisted in the Corps in 1999.