Friday, June 10, 2011

127 Border Patrol and Customs Workers Arrested for Corruption

In his prepared testimony, Bersin said 127 employees were involved in “acts of corruption, including drug smuggling, alien smuggling, money laundering, and conspiracy.”

“Of the 127 arrests, 95 are considered mission compromising acts of corruption,” he said. “This means that the employee’s illegal activities were for personal gain and violated, or facilitated the violation of, the laws CBP personnel are charged with enforcing.” The CBP is a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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