US BORDER PATROL AGENT LITERALLY GAVE THE DRUG CARTEL THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM!
A former border patrol agent from Texas will spend more than nine years behind bars for accepting bribes to help a drug trafficking organization, the Justice Department announced Friday.
Robert Hall, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of bribery in September, according to court documents unsealed Friday. U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. of the Southern District of Texas sentenced Hall to 114 months in prison, along with three years of supervised release. He also was instructed to pay a fine of $20,000.
Hall worked with multiple people between 2004 and 2014 to aid trafficking of illegal drugs like marijuana from Mexico into the United States, plea documents claim. Hall gave an individual associated with a drug trafficking organization the locations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection sensor locations, locations of unpatrolled roads by the U.S.-Mexico border, and information about border patrol agents working in a specific location. He also gave the drug trafficking group keys to Customs and Border Protection locks on various ranch fences.