Friday, January 11, 2013

More on our "secure southern border." This just in from CBS News: Border Patrol Corruption story going to run on Sunday Morning show this weekend.

CBS Press Release:
DRUG CARTELS ARE PAYING BORDER PANTROL OFFICERS TO GET ILLEGAL ALIENS INTO THE US, CBS NEWS INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT SHARYL ATTKISSON REVEALS ON “CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD”
FBI SPECIAL AGENT, TERRY REED, TELLS ATTKISSON: “I WILL TELL YOU THAT DRUG CARTELS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY AGGRESSIVE IN TARGETING AND RECRUITING OFFICERS TO WORK WITH THEM”
Caption: (L-R) FBI Special Agent, Terry Reed, Sharyl Attkisson
Mexican drug cartels are using money, drugs and sex to pay off corrupt U.S. Border Patrol agents in order to get illegal immigrants into the United States, CBS News Investigative Correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson reports this weekend on CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD.
“I will tell you that drug cartels are becoming increasingly aggressive in targeting and recruiting officers to work with them,” FBI Special Agent, Terry Reed, tells Attkisson. “They’re using cold war style tactics – money, sex, drugs – to convince officers to work with them and to help get their products and their people across the border.”
In the report, to be broadcast Jan. 13, 2013 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network, Attkisson reveals that while the vast majority of the federal agents guarding the borders are honest, drug cartels are working harder than ever to infiltrate their ranks. A new Inspector General report lists 358 convictions of Customs and Border Protection agents and their associates since 2004. Corruption complaints are up by more than 75%, Attkisson reports.
Reed tells Attkisson that one agent arrested for corruption was making $2,000 per person crossing the border into the United States. He also says that the FBI is concerned that the cartels could collaborate with terrorist organizations to smuggle more than people across the border.
“It’s what keeps us up at night,” Reed says. “It’s what drives our behavior. Whether it’s a terrorist or the components to a dirty bomb being smuggled into the US, we know that these vehicles are not being inspected by corrupt officers – they’re being waved through the checkpoints.”
Attkisson’s report will be broadcast Jan. 13, 2013 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.
Press Contact: Richard Huff
HuffR@cbsnews.com

3 comments:

Paul X said...

Amazing how many unintended consequences come from the war on drugs. It does keep a lot of highly-paid federal employees working though.

Anonymous said...

on a scale of 1-10, I believe this story deserves a whopping +10 for..DUH!!! Not that MSM has been compliant to the USG wishes of "don't speak, don't tell" in regards to ALL the current corrupt, noxious, depraved, repulsive, and sadistic behaviors of our beloved Federal Cartel..oh no, they've been outspoken, , unbiased, provocative, truthful, forthcoming, and all the other journalistic responsibilities, right? Fucking NOT. Although, I'm really thankful for ONE MSM journalist with integrity. However, in the overall scheme of all things MSM..they fucking SUCK. And when I say SUCK, I mean the tit of the Oligarchy. I mean..300+ convictions of border patrol agents? And NO MSM, has so much as blinked an eye? I'd submit the loathsome MSM of this nation has devolved into a putrid, filthy, vile, vulgar abcess of corrupt puss.
In that light, Atkinson deserves a medal for valor in the face of the enemy.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to go on a long discussion about the corrupt Gubbment, the corrupt LSDM, and the totally expected consequences of corrupt Gubbment employees (Border Patrol).
But I think I've said it all for now.
Really, does this surprise anyone?

B Woodman
III-per