A DHS official has been put on administrative leave, following a search of his office on Monday. Brian Sulc, executive director of the Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center, was removed from the building, due to a security protocol violation.
An investigation is underway regarding allegations that he brought a personal electronic device into a secure office. Sulc was tasked with evaluating critical issues at the department, such as enhancing border security and addressing the opioid epidemic.
On Monday, security personnel arrived at the DHS complex to escort Sulc from his office after 4 p.m. Police tape secures the office as evidence seals are placed around keyholes.
The investigation into Sulc is ongoing; although no charges or arrests have been made.
Another major Biden embarrassment as DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' deputy had his office raided and was escorted out by the FBI on Monday. Brian Sulc, Executive Director of the Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center at DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis in…
— @amuse (@amuse) April 19, 2023
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the incident and the administrative leave of Sulc.
According to a spokesperson, the Federal Protective Service’s (FPS) office search and other actions were unrelated to the current internal inquiry. The Biden administration faces criticism as Sulc, who held a crucial role in assessing essential matters, has come under scrutiny.
Brian SULC, Exec. Director of the Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center, veteran intelligence executive and analyst, retired Marine, at the top of the org chart for intelligence products about MS-13, Sinaloa, Jalisco, and other major threats. pic.twitter.com/ddNwOAhFlY
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) April 19, 2023
The reported breach of security protocols by Sulc has sparked an inquiry into the incident. Breaking protocol by using personal electronic devices in secure areas can lead to severe consequences; therefore, it is strictly prohibited.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they will conduct a comprehensive investigation into Sulc’s case to ensure the agency’s security protocols are being upheld and maintained.
The recent incident has sparked worries regarding the security measures of the DHS and the personnel in charge of implementing them.
The department is ensuring security protocols are upheld following Sulc’s alleged violation. The recent event highlights the crucial role of DHS employees in ensuring the safety and security of the American people.
It is a stark reminder of the importance of their diligent and responsible work.This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.