Voice of Russia
November 18, 2013
US Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher describes an “alarming” and “detrimental” alcohol problem within the federal police agency, according to a report by ABC Team 10.
“The Border Patrol is averaging almost two alcohol-related arrests per week,” Fisher writes. “This continued level and rate of alcohol-related arrests within our agency is alarming and detrimental to the overall well-being of our workforce.”
According to the report by ABC Team 10, the agents also receive automatic weapons while they are intoxicated.
“People are showing up to work drunk,” said one agent who spoke with Team 10 under the condition of anonymity. “I want to see this addressed and to end the secrecy of what’s going on.”