[QODLink]
Americas
US 'neglecting border corruption'
Security expert says focus on terrorism has hindered efforts to curb corruption among border officials.
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 09:09

Fred Burton, vice president for counterterrorism and corporate security for the STRATFOR intelligence company, spoke to Al Jazeera on the impact of the US government policy towards drug cartels.

Burton says the US government's focus on fighting terrorism has hindered efforts to combat corruption among US border officials and police.

"So many FBI agents have been reassigned to counter-terrorism missions, that the corruption cases have languished for many years," he said.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
join our mailing list