Investigation into Corruption Amongst U.S. Border Patrol Agents Released

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 8:21am

An investigation into corruption amongst U.S. Border Patrol agents is forcing the agency to re-evaluate it's hiring policy.

The investigation revealed that 127 Custom and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004. Government officials say Mexican cartels have bribed the agents with money or even sexual favors. The agency says it has learned from its mistakes and will be more thorough when hiring new Border Patrol agents. CBP says a few bad apples shouldn't spoil the hard work and dedication the majority of agents demonstrate everyday. By 2013 all applicants must receive a polygraph test before becoming a Border Patrol agent and re-investigations on all agents will be conducted periodically.

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