FBI calls corruption among U.S. border agents a ‘serious’ threat

by Mark Greenblatt / KHOU.com


Posted on May 26, 2011 at 7:33 AM

HOUSTON — New figures show 122 current or former U.S. federal agents and employees of the Customs and Border Protection agency have been arrested or indicted for corruption since October 2004. It is a trend that has both the FBI and key members of Congress concerned.

In addition, 92 of those cases were considered instances of “Mission Compromising Corruption,” in which the employee violated, or facilitated the violation of the laws the agency enforces– such as those related to the smuggling of drugs or illegal aliens.

The above numbers are derived from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data released to KHOU-TV in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

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