November 1, 2019

How the FBI investigates corruption at the border

A discussion with special agent Adam Radtke.

Along the border and at ports of entry, agencies cracking down on illicit trade include the FBI. The agency is part of 22 task forces and working groups that investigate corruption across the country, including three in Southern Arizona. Special Agent Adam Radtke described the agency’s work and the issue’s prevalence.

“I see a lot of similarities between espionage cases and corruption cases because we’re seeing criminal enterprises, at least in Mexico, start trying to recruit public officials just like intelligence officers from threat countries recruit people to spy,” Radtke said.

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