U.S. border agency says hundreds of employees arrested over 2 years
More than 500 employees of America’s primary border security agency were charged with drug trafficking, accepting bribes and other crimes over a two-year period, according to reports released Friday.
The reports, released by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Human Resource Management and its Office of Professional Responsibility, covered 2016 and 2017.
The most common arrests were related to misconduct involving drugs or alcohol. Domestic or family misconduct was the second most common reason.
“We are talking about a fraction of the organization,” said Matthew Klein, assistant commissioner for the Office of Professional Responsibility. Customs and Border Protection employs more than 60,000 people.