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Report: Homeland Security Officials Took Millions in Bribes to 'Look the Other Way' on Drug Cartel

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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:16 PM
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Cortney O'Brien Posted: Dec 31, 2016 5:25 PM

Hundreds of DHS employees have "looked the other way" as drugs crossed the border because cartels have made them offers they can't refuse. Other employees have sold green cards and other documents illegally. More from The New York Times:

It was not an isolated case. A review by The New York Times of thousands of court records and internal agency documents showed that over the last 10 years almost 200 employees and contract workers of the Department of Homeland Security have taken nearly $15 million in bribes while being paid to protect the nation’s borders and enforce immigration laws.

R eport: Homeland Security Officials Took Millions in Bribes to 'Look the Other Way' on Drug Cartels

Employees of the Department of Homeland Security were paid off to "look the other way" by drug cartels and other criminals.

An investigation by the New York times found that almost 200 of Department of Homeland Security employees and contract workers were bribed by drug cartels and other criminals and these DHS employees took nearly $15 million U.S.D. over 10 years to "look the other way".

The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

Here is an excerpt from one of the cases in specific in which a federal homeland security agent was paid off by a human trafficker to look the other way.


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Instead of carrying out a thorough inquiry, Mr. Lee solicited and received about $13,000 in bribes and other gifts from the businessman and his relatives in return for making the “immigration issue go away,” court records show.

Mr. Lee, an agent with Homeland Security Investigations at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, filed a report saying: “Subject was suspected of human trafficking. No evidence found and victim statement contradicts. Case closed. No further action required.”
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www.nytimes.com...

According to the New York Times these DHS and contract workers allowed tons of drugs, as well as illegal immigrants into the country. These DHS employees sold green cards and other immigration documents, and altered law enforcement data as well as giving sensitive information to drug cartels. This includes information that arranged at least one attempted murder.


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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

This is a plan to help the DEA busy.

With a war on drugs, you have to have a supply and a drug dealer to hand cuff and imprison. The pictures let Americans know the decades of the war on drugs is finally working.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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So this extends back into the Bush days?

Thanks Obama.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: LumenImagoDei

If by 'extends back to the Bush days' you are including his tenure as head of the CIA, then yes, this does indeed go all the way back to the Bush days.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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I cant honestly say I'm surprised by any of this. Id be more surprise if it hadn't of been happening.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

So what you're telling me is that there is no difference between Republican and Democrat and the same things continue regardless of who's in office? Nooooo.... that can't be. It has to be either Democrats or Republicans who are the bad guys, not both! That totally ruins the illusion that the two party system is genuine.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: LumenImagoDei
So this extends back into the Bush days?

Thanks Obama.


There have been cases like these during the last 2 years of Bush' Presidency, but under President Obama it only got worse. We have got border patrol agents testifying to Congress that the Obama administration has given orders to allow illegal immigrants into the country as long as they claim to "still be in school". Not to mention the fact that the Obama administration has released well over 165,000 illegal criminals into our streets. The actions done by the Obama administration made these cases worse.

Judicial Watch: Homeland Security Releases 165,900 Illegals

Weekly Update: Obama Causes Border Crisis


Border Patrol Union: Agents Ordered to Release Criminal Aliens, Illegal Immigrants

by Lana Shadwick6 Feb 2016
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During the podcast, Shawn Moran, the spokesperson and vice president of the NBPC union, reported to border patrol agents and other listeners that Agent Dean Mandel of the Buffalo Sector, and NBPC President Brandon Judd, had testified before two different congressional committees this week.
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Judd reported that agents are told to just take the illegal immigrant’s basic information and note that they are in the country, and then just let “them walk out the door to their destinations in the United States.” They do not give them a notice to appear at deportation hearings. However, Judd testified that among border agents, these notices are referred to as “notices to disappear.”

With the Obama administration aiding and abiding illegal criminals, it is only natural that more DHS and contractor employees would turn to criminal acts.


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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

That's usually how it goes, things get progressively worse as time goes on. Bush started what Obama has continued. Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter, they all work for the same people.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: LumenImagoDei

There were agents under the Bush administration that committed crimes, but as far as i know President Bush did not give the orders that the Obama administration has given to release illegal criminals from our prisons, or to allow illegal criminals into our nation...



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:38 PM
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department of homeland security, indeed, I long for the days of eliot ness and the untouchables, well what good is being a federal employee if you can`t make some money from bribes. thanks for another corrupt federal department that costs the taxpayers millions.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Obama has been a disaster for the democrat party and the country, when the president says it`s ok to illegally enter the country, illegally stay in the country and illegally vote in the country Is it any surprise that federal employees think it`s ok to take bribes from illegals?
Obama is a complete anarchist he has no respect for the laws or the country.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:46 PM
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Theres a point when you wake up and are suddenly an adult. You realize that EVERYTHING is a racket and the goods you were sold about there being some integrity in the govt was all a lie. Everyone has a price... or a weakness that can be used against them.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

He just gave the orders to unlawfully invade Iraq on the false pretense of WMD's then went on to say that God told him to do it after he got out of office.

And what do you know, our invasion of Iraq facilitated the rise of ISIS, how convenient for the warmongers. Not only did he help facilitate the rise of ISIS, his dad helped create Al Qaeda in the 90's whom the warmongers blamed 9/11 on in order to profit off of the invasion of the Middle East!

Those Bushes are some really swell folk I tell ya, almost as swell as Obama.


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: LumenImagoDei

yea, in fact if you paid attention us all have made those same complaints and comparisons for years too. This is not a Partisan issue right now though. This IMO is a question of the legitimacy of an agency of our government and its integrity to carry out a mission.

Perhaps just as Trump has planned for the liquidation of the Director of National Intelligence position, he can order the dissolution of the Homeland Security and start over by re appropriating the qualified personnel into existing agencies and eliminating expensive redundancies which benefit less productive administrative positions.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

I doubt any of our government agencies are legitimate or have any integrity to be honest so we may as well liquidate all of them if you ask me.

I was only pointing out how it isn't a partisan issue before someone came in blaming Obama or the Democrats. That seems to be a popular thing to do on these boards here lately, turn everything into a partisan issue where one side alone is blamed.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 01:00 AM
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I'm suprised if anybody is suprised.
That is how bad it is.
We all know it's happening, yet we do nothing.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 01:13 AM
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originally posted by: c2oden
We all know it's happening, yet we do nothing.

If you don't like something (or like it), just do nothing for long enough, and it will change!


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: LumenImagoDei


Contract workers being the operative word.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 03:07 AM
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originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: LumenImagoDei


Contract workers being the operative word.


Actually I remember Mexico back in the 60 and 70s .... The cancer of corruption always starts small with just a few cells but over time can infect the entire body. Mexico used to be the play ground of the rich and famous not to mention people along the USA border going shopping and to a Mexican doctor on the weekends.. Now there is mass murders and mayhem in way to many cities in the country on a regular basis...

People talk about Chicago murders ... Chicago is just a microcosm of the drug trade and turf wars and is much like Mexico in the early days. The vast amounts of money the cartels can produce and the threats that are real can convince just about anyone it is better to play along than to stand tough and lose your head or a family member.
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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 06:10 AM
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DHS, DEA, and CIA (among others) need to be dissolved.



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