U.S. bor­der agency says hun­dreds of em­ploy­ees ar­rested over 2 years

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION&WORLD -

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.

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