Mexican Cartel Boss Claims U.S. Border Agents Are In His Pocket

It is common knowledge that the most frequently crossed international boundary on the planet is a huge, smuggling free-for-all. Despite the approximately 350 million legal crossings into the United States annually, we also know that Mexican cartels have gotten wildly creative with their illegal crossings.Now, a cartel enforcer operating across the border from Texas is claiming that the drug smugglers are getting some help from U.S. border agents.“The agents are bought,” a mid-level boss from the armed wing of the Juárez cartel toldthe Mexican newspaper El Universal.The man, who goes by the name Jorge, told El Universal that he himself recruits people for various jobs in the U.S., including those with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).“The large loads are well arranged before they pass through the checkpoint and immigration,” Jorge said in the interview, which took place in a moving car, using a voice modulator to...



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