SAN DIEGO - On Dec.14, 2016, a Border Patrol agent assigned to San Diego Sector, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Border Corruption Task Force (BCTF). The agent was charged today in a three count complaint with: (1) attempted distribution of six pounds of methamphetamine, (2) attempted distribution of seven kilograms of cocaine, and (3) bribery.
The U.S. Border Patrol stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of its mission. We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged unlawful conduct by our personnel. The 36-year old agent has 10 years of service and is presently on non-duty/non-pay status pending the outcome of the investigation.
“The U.S. Border Patrol is cooperating with all agencies involved in this investigation. Border Patrol agents are held to the highest standards, and we remain committed to performing our duties for the American people in the most professional way,” said Chief Patrol Agent Richard A. Barlow.
Questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego Field Office.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.