FBI Launches New Campaign to Stop Border Corruption

Published: Dec. 28, 2016 at 5:37 PM CST
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The FBI says it needs the public's help tracking down corrupt officials.

A new PSA highlights stopping border corruption as the FBI's number one priority.

The FBI says every day drugs, weapons and people are smuggled illegally across the border, calling it a threat to national security.

Even for the FBI one corrupt official poses a serious threat to the nation's security.

Customs and Border Protection agents and officers are increasingly becoming the target of corruption investigations.

In collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI is asking citizens and government employees who see corruption or suspicious activity to call the FBI to report it.

The Texas tribune compiled a list of border law enforcement in Texas and from across the country that have committed corruption.

Texas is the leading state with 48 corruption cases dealing with officers.

Four of those cases are from the Laredo ports, one is form Zapata and two are from Eagle pass.

Anyone can report corruption by going to Tips.FBI.gov.

The FBI has 22 border corruption task forces and working groups across the country.

More than 250 officers are working cases and gathering intelligence to stop public corruption along all U.S. ports of entry.