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CBP Ports in the Buffalo Field Office See 4,000% Increase

Release Date: 
June 17, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports within the Buffalo Field Office have seen a significant increase in drug seizures since border restrictions went into effect on March 21.

CBP employees within the Buffalo Field Office, Office of Field Operations, have seized a variety of illicit drugs in commercial shipments and passenger vehicles, from March 21 through June 14. The Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry throughout New York State, made 286 seizures totaling over 8,700 pounds of narcotics. In comparison to the same time frame last year, ports had 549 seizures totaling more than 216 pounds of narcotics. That’s an increase of over 4,000%.

Marijuana seizure that weighed 3,346 pounds secured in
Marijuana seizure that weighed 3,346 pounds secured in
evidence containers at the  Peace Bridge, Port of Buffalo.

The following are statistical charts of Buffalo Field Office narcotics seizures for March 21 – June 14, 2020 and 2019 respectively.

OFO Buffalo FO Drug Seizures 21 Mar 2020 thru 14 Jun 2020

Field Office Name

Drug Type

Drug Incident Type Count

Drug Seizures Weight (pounds)

BUFFALO

COCAINE

3

.022

BUFFALO

ECSTASY

6

12.9

BUFFALO

EPHEDRINE

2

1.6

BUFFALO

FENTANYL

4

.04

BUFFALO

HASHISH

4

.2

BUFFALO

HEROIN

1

.022

BUFFALO

MARIJUANA

101

8576

BUFFALO

METHAMPHETAMINE

6

.749

BUFFALO

OTHER DRUGS, PRESCRIPTIONS, CHEMICALS

134

111.86

BUFFALO

OXYCODONE(OXYCONTIN)

4

.088

BUFFALO

PEYOTE

1

0.00

BUFFALO

PSILOCYN OR PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS

8

.15

BUFFALO

STEROIDS

12

3.81

 

 

286

8708.25

    
    

OFO Buffalo FO Drug Seizures 21 Mar 2019 thru 14 Jun 2019

Field Office Name

Drug Type

Drug Incident Type Count

Drug Seizures Weight (pounds)

BUFFALO

COCAINE

8

.418

BUFFALO

CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINES

1

.044

BUFFALO

ECSTASY

9

.573

BUFFALO

FENETHYLLINE-(CAPTAGON-AMPHETAMINE)

1

.507

BUFFALO

FENTANYL

5

.198

BUFFALO

HASHISH

7

.396

BUFFALO

HASH,LIQUID (HASH OIL)

7

3.06

BUFFALO

HEROIN

7

.176

BUFFALO

MARIJUANA

287

120.70

BUFFALO

MDPV-(METHYLENEDIOXYPYROVALERONE)

1

.022

BUFFALO

METHAMPHETAMINE

12

1.014

BUFFALO

MORPHINE

2

.198

BUFFALO

OTHER DRUGS, PRESCRIPTIONS, CHEMICALS

130

56.30

BUFFALO

OXYCODONE(OXYCONTIN)

4

.110

BUFFALO

PEYOTE

1

0.00

BUFFALO

PSILOCYN OR PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS

11

2.425

BUFFALO

STEROIDS

54

22.22

BUFFALO

SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS - ALL TYPES

2

6.92

 

 

549

216.05

 

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Last modified: 
June 17, 2020