LAREDO, Texas – The Department of Homeland Security released national fiscal year 2014 enforcement data. The information DHS shared included the CBP Border Security Report for fiscal year 2014.
In fiscal 2014, CBP seized 3.8 million pounds of narcotics at and between border ports of entry and more than $237 million in currency. More than 486,000 apprehensions were made nationally by Border Patrol agents in 2014 – up from 420,789 in 2013.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol recorded a number of highlights during fiscal year 2014 which began October 1, 2013 and ended September 30, 2014. For example, CBP personnel working in-between area ports of entry seized almost 56 tons of illegal drugs, and during fiscal year 2014 Border Patrol agents made 44,049 apprehensions which encompasses 9 stations.
“These statistics do not represent the hard work, commitment, honor and dedication that the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol provide everyday while securing our Nation’s borders. I could not be prouder to serve with and for them. As we move into a new year, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the residents of this city, its leaders, and our law enforcement partners for their unwavering support,” said Robert L. Harris, Chief Patrol Agent of the Laredo Sector.
Laredo Sector Enforcement Results Summary
Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014)
|Total illegal drugs (pounds)||123,722|
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.