May 12, 2005

U.S. servicemen, Lawmen involved in drug smuggling

FBI Nabs Troops, Officers in Drug Sting
By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN, Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. - FBI agents posing as cocaine traffickers in Arizona caught 16 current and former U.S. soldiers and law enforcement personnel who took about $220,000 in bribes to help move the drugs through checkpoints, Justice Department officials said Thursday.

Those charged include a former Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector, a former Army sergeant, a former federal prison guard, current and former members of the Arizona Army National Guard and the state corrections department, and a Nogales police officer, officials said.


Whose going to work to prevent drug trafficking across the Mexican border if our own guys are in on the game? I've heard of corrupt INS/Border Patrol agents accepting bribes and letting in shady cargo, but the branches represented in this's a whole other level.

Read on...

Posted by Kyer at May 12, 2005 04:14 PM