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Secret government study exposes infiltration attempts by Mexican drug cartels

Home - by - January 30, 2013 - 16:15 America/New_York - 9 Comments

THE EXAMINER

An internal study for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security describes 15 incidents in which known associates of Mexican drug cartels tried to inflitrate the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The same study detailed “turf battles, internal dysfunction and other troubles” that have hobbled the agency in its efforts “to get a handle on corruption and other misconduct within its ranks,” CIR said.

The internal study was conducted by the Homeland Securities and Analysis Institute, which is an internal think tank for DHS. The study has been kept under wraps for more than a year, according to CIR. The study’s authors said there may have been many more attempts by drug cartels to infiltrate the U.S. government in addition to the 15 discussed in their document.

“As part of lie detector tests, prospective hires have admitted to drug trafficking, human smuggling and other illegal activity, according to examples the agency previously provided to the Center for Investigative Reporting,” CIR said.

“One applicant told examiners that he smuggled 230 people across the border and shuttled drug dealers around border towns so they could conduct their business,” CIR said. “Another admitted to various crimes, including transporting $700,000 in drug money and 50 kilograms of cocaine across the Southwest border.”

A total of 146 agency officers and agents have been charged with or convicted of corruption-related offenses since Oct. 1, 2004. Among the offenses charged were accepting bribes to allow drugs to enter the U.S. and stealing tax money.

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  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 30th, 2013

    Well well. Looks like the border isn’t under control like 0bama said. Looks like some of their agents aren’t under control, either.

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  2. grayscape

    January 30th, 2013

    Goes higher that that. Holder’s on the payroll. Probably B. Hussein as well.

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  3. Tim

    January 30th, 2013

    We know the Clintons have been since the days of Mena.

    It isn’t a coincidence that most of the Hussein administration are Clinton leftovers.

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  4. Tim

    January 30th, 2013

    Oh, doesn’t sound like “attempted” infiltration, but “successful” infiltration.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 30th, 2013

    …that have hobbled the agency in its efforts “to get a handle on corruption and other misconduct within its ranks.

    Reassign anyone suspected of misconduct to foot patrol on the MEH-hee-kan border. Oh, and take away any of those scary assault rifles and large capacity magazines.

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  6. Moe Tom

    January 30th, 2013

    I’m sure those specks are well entrenched. And to remove them will bring charges of racism. Just like the mouslims in the Military and the white house

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  7. Whoredildo "Che" Rivera

    January 30th, 2013

    And why shouldn’t the drug cartels help themselves any way they can?

    Their just following the lead of our exalted leaders, so what’s not to love?

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  8. Billy Fuster

    January 30th, 2013

    Hey, gotta pad those campaign “donations”.

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  9. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 30th, 2013

    Your boy in the White House has declared War on Texas. Opening the Tex/Mex border is his military strategy to overwhelm the Lone Star state.

    It would be glorious irony if the Anti-Christ were defeated at the Alamo.

    Think about it, long and hard. :evil:

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