Bribes Paid to US Border Agent by Human Smugglers

Human smugglers in Mexico were able to compromise a US Border Patrol agent by paying him bribes worth $120,000 over  a two year period.

The FBI found that the agent would turn off the license plate reader in his booth and allow a car filled with illegal immigrants to pass through unchecked.

Each illegal immigrant was believed to have been paying $4,000 to be smuggled into the United States.

(More examples of corruption in the police force.)

Source:¬† Tony Shin, “Exclusive Video: Gone Bad at the Border,” NBC San Diego, May 8, 2010.