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Statistics Show Busy Year on Northern Border For Buffalo Field Office

Release Date: 
February 22, 2018

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.

Trucks line up for inspection at Peace Bridge Port of Entry
Trucks line up for inspection at Peace Bridge
Port of Entry, Buffalo, N.Y.

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)

 

Enforcement Statistics

 

Traffic Statistics

Narcotic Seizures

640

 

Port of Entry

Personal Vehicles

Trucks

Arrests

507

 

Currency Seizures

10 Totaling: $144,733

 

Buffalo

4,814,967

960,791

Merchandise Seizures

1,564 Totaling: $2,133,393

 

Champlain

1,004,351

309,327

Inadmissibles

11,340

 

Trout River

149,279

16,586

Agriculture Pest Interceptions

1,374

 

Alex Bay

594,002

204,264

Trade Seizures

1,331 Totaling:

$1,712,599 DV

 

Massena

855,787

27,256

Intellectual Property Rights Seizures

1,230 Totaling:

$1,576,944 DV

 

Ogdensburg

292,808

39,283

Note: DV refers to domestic value

 

 

Totals

7,711,194

1,557,507

 

 

Last modified: 
February 22, 2018