Friday, March 12, 2010
Shady Dealings on the Northern Side
One of the consistent complaints from Mexicans on security is that for the all the judgment coming from Washington, all of the drugs crossing the border to be bought and sold in the US necessarily implies at least some corruption on the part of American officials. It's a fair complaint, although it gets taken in unhelpful directions when people start accusing US officials of ignoring the Cartel of the Potomac. In any event, this piece of news should interest that group: according to the FBI, in the past two years more than 400 cases of corruption along the border have been investigated. In 2009 alone, more than 100 civilian officials as well as 130 state and federal police were arrested for illegal activities along the border.