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 $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.

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