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144 Border Agents Charged with Alien, Drug Smuggling and Corruption Since 2005
Cybercast News Service ^ | January 10, 2013 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 01/13/2013 9:05:02 AM PST by Olog-hai

In the last seven years, 144 officers and agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges that include smuggling illegal aliens, smuggling drugs, and bribery, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). …

“From fiscal years 2005 through 2012, a total of 144 employees were arrested or indicted for corruption related activities, including smuggling aliens or drugs, and 125 have been convicted,” the GAO report says. “About 65 percent (93 of 144) were employees stationed along the southwest border.”

The bulk of corruption cases were for serious offenses, according to the GAO. The report also cited 2,170 cases of what the CPB called “misconduct,” which is illegal behavior outside the workplace, such as domestic violence, driving under the influence or substance abuse. That’s in contrast to 144 cases of “corruption,” which the CPB describes as delinquent behavior affecting the job. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


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1 posted on 01/13/2013 9:05:06 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Affirmative action, requiring them to habla Espanol.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 9:07:55 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Olog-hai

It is called “La Mordida.”


3 posted on 01/13/2013 9:08:18 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Olog-hai

Shades of the bootlegging days!


4 posted on 01/13/2013 9:19:32 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: Olog-hai
144 Border Agents Charged

Is that more than all illegals caught and deported?

5 posted on 01/13/2013 9:26:26 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Feds major concern should be protecting the border. This is essential for our national welfare. We should not allow ourselves to become the dumping ground for the undesirables from foreign nations. I have heard that in Mexico they even insruct people how to sneak into the U.S.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 10:44:15 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Olog-hai

Are Obama and Holder on the List for Shipping Thousands of AUTOMATIC rifles to the Drug cartels or dont they count?


7 posted on 01/13/2013 11:58:18 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Olog-hai

Here’s something the article left out. It was too unPC even for CNS. It’s from the valuable American Patrol website:
“G.W. Bush’s policy of recruiting so many Hispanics for the U.S. Border Patrol led us to a 2008 warning about exposure to corruption. A quick Google search for Border Patrol corruption produced twenty stories that we looked at. All but one of the agents involved had Hispanic surnames.” (see http://www.americanpatrol.com/13-FEATURES/130112-FEATURE/130112-Feature.html).


8 posted on 01/13/2013 12:21:05 PM PST by River Hawk
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