Crisis at the Border: More Drugs Seized Between Ports of Entry

The numbers show that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seizes more drugs between ports of entry than at ports of entry.

* Since FY2012, CBP has seized more than 11 million pounds of drugs between ports of entry, compared with only 4 million pounds at ports of entry.
* CBP has seized more drugs between ports of entry than at ports of entry every fiscal year since 2012.

 

Drugs Seized BETWEEN Ports of Entry (in pounds)
Type FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY19TD
Cocaine 12,161 4,696 4,554 11,220 5,473 9,346 6,550 8,544
Heroin 430 576 606 518 566 953 568 208
Marijuana 2,299,864 2,430,123 1,922,545 1,538,307 1,294,052 861,231 461,030 123,960
Methamphetamine 3,715 3,580 3,930 6,443 8,224 10,328 11,314 4,448
Fentanyl 105 181 388 114
Total 2,316,170 2,438,975 1,931,635 1,556,488 1,308,420 882,039 479,850 137,274
Drugs Seized AT Ports of Entry (in pounds)
Type FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY19TD
Cocaine 45,260 39,075 45,323 38,346 52,838 62,415 51,731 26,291
Heroin 3,780 3,990 4,356 6,023 4,224 3,398 5,205 1,749
Marijuana 522,614 469,995 437,950 602,821 516,122 366,327 300,289 96,069
Methamphetamine 14,131 20,739 23,234 25,495 33,086 46,247 56,362 20,848
Fentanyl 70 596 1,875 1,785 708
Total 585,785 533,799 510,863 672,755 606,866 480,262 415,372 145,665

 

All data courtesy Customs and Border Protection accurate through February 28, 2019.

Contact: Nicole Hager
202-226-8417

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