Some corrupt employees have very sticky fingers, CBP head says

More than 125 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) employees have been arrested or indicted for smuggling illegal aliens or drugs, conspiracy, and laundering money during the past seven years, CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin has testified, Jordy Yager reports in The Hill.

One CPB agent tried to smuggle 100 kilos of marijuana across a border and another officer allegedly tried to swindle a Korean citizen out of $220,000 for a fake school’s computer program, Bersin recently told a Senate subcommittee, The Hill said. 

CPB's inspector general has more than 600 open investigations of employees, and the vast majority stem from allegations of corruption or suspicious behavior, the article continued.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

  • Comment
    Pilot Class. The author and Barbie Flowers are first row third and second from right, respectively.

    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.