Mexican cartels are increasingly engaged in the “systematic corruption” of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workers to expand their smuggling operations — including the trafficking of aliens from terrorism-linked countries. “Drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) have become not only more violent and dangerous, but more clever as well. The DTOs have turned to recruiting and corrupting DHS employees.
“A corrupt DHS employee may accept a bribe for allowing what appear to be simply undocumented aliens into the U.S.
the smuggling of aliens from designated special interest countries likely to export terrorism.” Special interest countries are nations thought to pose a terrorist threat and include Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and Somalia.
He also said DHS employees may be bribed to leak or sell sensitive law enforcement information to smugglers, and provide them with documents such as immigration papers.
141 CBP employees “have been arrested or indicted for acts of corruption” since October 2004.
Criminals use devices called “clandestine taps” to steal the oil from the pipelines.
According to Pemex, more than 1.84 million barrels of oil were stolen from the pipeline system in the first six months of this year, meaning that on average, at least 17,500 gallons of oil were stolen per hour!