Secret Government Study Exposes Infiltration Attempts by Mexican Drug Cartels

Washington Examiner, January 29, 2013

An internal study for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security describes 15 incidents in which known associates of Mexican drug cartels tried to infiltrate the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The same study detailed “turf battles, internal dysfunction and other troubles” that have hobbled the agency in its efforts “to get a handle on corruption and other misconduct within its ranks,” CIR said.

The internal study was conducted by the Homeland Securities and Analysis Institute, which is an internal think tank for DHS. The study has been kept under wraps for more than a year, according to CIR. The study’s authors said there may have been many more attempts by drug cartels to infiltrate the U.S. government in addition to the 15 discussed in their document.

“As part of lie detector tests, prospective hires have admitted to drug trafficking, human smuggling and other illegal activity, according to examples the agency previously provided to the Center for Investigative Reporting,” CIR said.

“One applicant told examiners that he smuggled 230 people across the border and shuttled drug dealers around border towns so they could conduct their business,” CIR said. “Another admitted to various crimes, including transporting $700,000 in drug money and 50 kilograms of cocaine across the Southwest border.”

A total of 146 agency officers and agents have been charged with or convicted of corruption-related offenses since Oct. 1, 2004. {snip}

Go here for CIR’s complete report on the study.


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  • Puggg

    No kidding. Hispanic gangs can “infiltrate” our Hispanic-heavy Gibbonized Border Patrol? Do foxes need to “infiltrate” the foxes put in charge with guarding the chicken coop?

  • WmarkW

    Of course. Of the ~30 major armed conflicts in the world today, not one is between the uniformed militias of two sovereign nations. The last one, between Russia and Georgia in 2008, lasted a week. There hasn’t been one lasting over a year since the Balkan republics broke up 20 years ago.

    Today’s geopolitical enemies are rebel armies, shipping lane pirates, terror groups and drug cartels.

    • IstvanIN

      and if we were still 90% white the bad guys would be easier to detect.

  • Luca

    It’s nice that they are weeding out the gang infiltrators from the Border Patrol. When will they do the same with the infiltrators in politics?

  • bigone4u

    This story gives ammunition to anyone in Congress who has the guts to stand up to “immigration reform,” i.e., amnesty. “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition,” as my ancestors used to say.

  • razorrare

    No doubt the mossad has been giving them lessons on how to infiltrate…they are too stupid to think of it on their own.

  • The__Bobster

    Wonderful, letting the fox watch over the henhouse.

    James Tomsheck, assistant commissioner with U.S. Customs and Border
    Protection’s Office of Internal Affairs, told a Senate homeland security
    subcommittee in Washington that only about one in 10 of the new hires for agency
    jobs are given polygraph tests, and of those, 60 percent are deemed unsuitable
    for employment.

    Unmentioned in this story is the underlying problem that many of the men
    hired to guard the southern border have relatives on the south side of that
    border, where corruption is a tradition–a reader came up with this short list:

    1. Oscar Antonio Ortiz
    2. Juan Alvarez
    3. Ignacio Ramos
    4. David Duque
    5. Jose Alonso Compean
    6. Luis Higareda
    7. Two brothers named Villareal

  • odious liberal

    Hire white people, you don’t need spanish langauge to round up herd cattle back across the border.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    When I was stationed in Charleston, SC; the apartment complex where I lived had a lot of hispanics who I suspected as being illegals. Around that time, the Border Patrol trained its agents in Glynco, Georgia, but would occasionally use the range at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. One time while at a mall, I saw a Border patrol agent at a local mall and asked him what he knew about the people at XYZ apartment complex. He told me that they were Nicaraguan drywall installers. “From what I hear, they do a hell of a job.”. WHY AREN’T YOU DOING YOURS?

    • Non Humans

      Well you gotta put more bait on the hook, my friend.
      Example, when I moved into the apartment complex that I am now readying to move out of, I shortly thereafter noticed that there were a good number of non-humans moving in down the way, as well. Knowing what this would inevitably lead to, I watched on a good number of Friday nights when the non-humans usually gather to party and do drug deals, then I would call it in as suspiscious activity or as a noise disturbance. Within about 3 months nearly all of them were gone either to jail or via evictions. (While I Smiled and EEEvil Cackled out of sight)