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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 5:58pm
El Paso, TX (CBP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released year-end data on its fiscal year 2013 operations – illustrating the agency’s success in securing the border and facilitating legitimate trade and travel through targeted operations, enhanced partnerships, and the unprecedented deployment of personnel, technology and infrastructure along America’s borders.
In fiscal 2013, CBP seized 4.3 million pounds of narcotics at and between border ports of entry and more than $106 million in currency. More than 420,000 apprehensions were made nationally by Border Patrol agents in 2012 – up from 364,000 in 2012. CBP also processed nearly $2.3 trillion in trade and processed more than 360 million travelers in fiscal year 2013, and continued to expand trusted traveler and shipper programs designed to expedite screening for trusted travelers and trade through rigorous and recurrent background checks.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from the El Paso Office of Field Operations, El Paso Border Patrol Sector and Big Bend Border Patrol Sector recorded a number of highlights during fiscal year 2013 which began October 1, 2012 and ended September 30, 2013. For example, CBP personnel working at and between area ports of entry seized almost 94 tons of illegal drugs while processing more than 28 million people applying for legal entry to the U.S. And during fiscal year 2013 Border Patrol agents made 14,835 apprehensions in the El Paso and Big Bend Sectors.
Total Illegal Drugs
|Illegal entry apprehensions||14,835|
|Inadmissible aliens at ports of entry||7,855|
|Agriculture quarantine interceptions||54,321|
|Agriculture pest interceptions||4,335|
|Total northbound people||28,186,196|