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|
|Illegal entry apprehensions||16,435|
|Inadmissible aliens at ports of entry||10,168|
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.