Aug 20, 2011

Whack-a-mole Drug War: Border lawmen lured to dark side by cartels

Note the mythic "Star Wars" imagery in which this story is cast, lawmen "lured to the dark side."

Houston Chronicle: Nine South Texas lawmen have been charged or sent to prison in the past 16 months for using their badges to sneak drugs or guns through the U.S.-Mexico border region from Laredo to Brownsville.

... The lawmen's downfalls, an indication of growing corruption prosecutions, are all linked to Mexico's lucrative drug cartels, which long have sought to infiltrate not only federal border guards but local officers patrolling U.S. towns along the Rio Grande.

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