BUFFALO, NY. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released the 2017 Trade and Travel Report.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from the Buffalo Field Office, Office of Field Operations, had a successful fiscal year in 2017, which began October 1, 2016 and ended September 30, 2017. The Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry in New York, made 640 narcotic seizures - a six percent increase from fiscal year 2016 and over 500 arrests, also a six percent increase from fiscal year 2016.
Efforts also resulted in significant trade enforcement activity with over 1,300 seizures involving trade violations and over 1,200 seizures of Intellectual Property Rights violations. Both categories represented more than 28 percent increases compared to fiscal year 2016.
“The employees in the Buffalo Field Office work vigilantly throughout the year to protect our borders,” said Buffalo Field Office Director Rose Brophy. “Their dedication and commitment to the mission are steadfast as depicted by the enforcement statistics shown below.”
Buffalo Field Office – Office of Field Operations Enforcement and Traffic Statistics Summary
Fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017)
Port of Entry
10 Totaling: $144,733
1,564 Totaling: $2,133,393
Agriculture Pest Interceptions
Intellectual Property Rights Seizures
Note: DV refers to domestic value
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.