Skip to comments.Border Patrol Fails to Secure Containers with Seized Drugs, Weapons, Explosives
Posted on 10/05/2017 12:35:41 PM PDT by heterosupremacist
During our recent spot inspections of Border Patrol stations in the Tucson Sector, we observed, and Border Patrol agents corroborated, multiple physical security issues that raise concerns about agent safety at two locations, the DHS IG writes in a recently published report.
Both facilities have vulnerable outdoor storage containers secured with padlocks that could be easily opened with common bolt cutters. Container tops and walls could also easily be compromised with a blow torch or other widely available tools. The containers we inspected held ammunition; small arms; riot control explosives; proprietary surveillance equipment; seized drugs; and sensitive hardcopy prosecution, investigation, and personnel documents.
The stations arent identified for security reasons, but the audit reveals that one facilitys eight-foot perimeter wall has inadequate camera coverage and allows public access to the full perimeter and visibility of storage containers, as well as seized and government vehicles.
Additionally, poor outdoor lighting impedes adequate camera surveillance at night. Another Tucson Sector station has inoperable security cameras and a six-foot chain link fence that allows public access to the full perimeter as well as visibility of storage containers, operations, a fuel storage tank, structures and government vehicles...
(Excerpt) Read more at judicialwatch.org ...
There is no excuse for the lack of physical security at BP facilities in and around Tucson. Plenty of money flows into BP, especially in that sector.
One would hope that’s the case. The sheer lack of “concern” is disturbing. And not just in this case. Seems like less people pay attention to their responsibility these days.
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