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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #1200)
Drug War Issues

Another CBP officer falls prey to temptation, and more. Let's get to it:

In Huntsville, Alabama, a former Madison County sheriff's deputy was arrested November 17 for allegedly stealing drug evidence. Former deputy Alex Huddleston had been placed on administrative leave on October 23 pending the results of an investigation, then resigned before the investigation could be completed. The internal investigation continued and so did a separate investigation into the possible mishandling of drug evidence. He was then arrested on 12 charges connected to the theft of drug evidence.

In Laredo, Texas, a Customs and Border Patrol officer was arrested November 28 for taking bribes to ignore what he thought were cocaine shipments coming through the Port of Entry in Laredo. Officer Emanuel Celedon, 35, went down in a sting after twice accepting cash money to let what he believed were multi-kilogram shipments of cocaine pass through Customs without inspection. He is charged with two counts of bribery and witnesses and two counts of attempted importation of cocaine. He is looking at up to 15 years in federal prison.

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