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Significant Enforcement Activity In West Texas And New Mexico Highlights Recently Completed Fiscal Year For CBP

Release Date: 
December 22, 2014

EL PASO, Texas – The Department of Homeland Security today 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 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 2014 which began October 1, 2013 and ended September 30, 2014. For example, CBP personnel working at and between area ports of entry seized over 89 tons of illegal drugs. And during fiscal year 2014 Border Patrol agents made 16,435 apprehensions in the El Paso and Big Bend Sectors while CBP officers working at area ports of entry apprehended 10,168 inadmissible aliens.    

El Paso/West Texas/New Mexico Enforcement and Traffic Results Summary

El Paso Field Office - El Paso Sector- Big Bend Sector

Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014)

Total illegal drugs (pounds)  178,410
Marijuana (pounds) 177,211
Cocaine (pounds) 644
Heroin (pounds)  247
Methamphetamine (pounds) 308
Illegal entry apprehensions  16,435
Inadmissible aliens at ports of entry  10,168
Last modified: 
February 9, 2017