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Feds Say Customs Officer Took Bribes

EL CENTRO, CAL. (CN) - A 22-year-old Customs officer took bribes to let smugglers bring heroin and cocaine through the Calexico border patrol station, federal prosecutors say. Jesus Velasco Esparza also is accused of taking a bribe to let drug smugglers see a federal database of license numbers of vehicles suspected of being used in smuggling.

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