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Fiscal Year 2008 Statistics and Accomplishments

On a Typical Day in Fiscal Year 2008, CBP...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection safeguards the American homeland, at and beyond our borders. CBP officers and agents welcome all legitimate travelers and trade while preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons. CBP law enforcement professionals enforce U.S. law, stopping narcotics, agricultural pests and smuggled goods from entering the country. They also identify and arrest travelers with outstanding criminal warrants. On a typical day in fiscal year 2008, CBP officers and agents admitted 1,087,069 people at the nation’s 327 land, air and seaports, and apprehended or arrested 2869 people at or between our ports of entry.