"Since October 1, 2004, 138 CBP employees have been arrested or indicted for acts of corruption including drug smuggling, alien smuggling, money laundering, and conspiracy. During this same period more than 2,000 CBP employees have been charged in other criminal misconduct, including off duty behavior that serves to undermine the confidence of the public that we serve."


Testimony of Thomas Winkowski, Acting Deputy Commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection, US Dept. of Homeland Security, Before US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management, May 17, 2012, pp. 3-4.