Police bribes in Mexico

Police officers in Mexico demand up to 45 percent of all bribes reported in the country, according to a study on corruption by BRIBEline. Roughly half of all demands for bribes were considered extortion threats, where a bribe would be paid in order to avoid harm to a person or business. Bribes to receive preferential treatment, such as winning a contract or favor, was less than 30 percent of all bribes. The amount demanded for in almost 65 percent of the bribes were less than $6,000.

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Convictions of Corrupt Border Patrol Agents at the US-Mexico Border

According to the Associated Press, from 2007 to 2010 there were over 80 corruption related convictions of law enforcement officials at all levels of government along the Southwest border. In addition, about 10 percent of all new hires in the US Border Patrol are given a lie detector test. Out of the 10 percent given the test, 60 percent are found to be unsuitable for hire.

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