SAN DIEGO -Â A Border Patrol agent assigned to San Diego Sector, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigationâ€™s Border Corruption Task Force (BCTF) on Weednesday, December 14. Â The agent was charged withÂ 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 ofÂ their missionÂ and do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged unlawful conduct by personnel. Â 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.
â€œThe U.S. Border Patrol is cooperating with all agencies involved in this investigation. Â 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,â€ said Chief Patrol Agent Richard A. Barlow.
Questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego Field Office.