By Steve Neavling
The U.S. Border Patrol is warning its agents of a plot to obtain their addresses for the purposes of “torturing” them and their family members, the Washington Examiner reports.
The FBI is investigating the discovery of text messages offering money for the addresses of Border Patrol agents.
“We will pay for any addresses of Border Patrol agents!! $200 your way if you get me a border patrol agent’s address. $1K if you get me they mommas address,” the text messages state, according to a screenshot. “We offer $$$ for information on BP agents. Top dollar on good info. I’ll post us torturing any bp agent u send [sic].”
Border Patrol warned agents in an email.
“On October 10, 2023, the El Paso Sector Intelligence and Operations Center (EPT-IOC) received information regarding a threatening message concerning Border Patrol Agents (BPA),” the email states.
“Las Cruces FBI agents encountered a message in where a subject is offering money to anyone who can provide addresses of BPAs,” the warning continued. “The sender offered a higher compensation amount for the addresses of any agents’ mother and/or ‘Top dollar’ for good information on agents. The sender stated he would post them torturing any BPA they send information on.”
The email indicates the FBI is “actively working” on the case.
Border Patrol urged agents to “remain cognizant of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity” to supervisors.
CBP did not comment on the threats.