Air and Marine Operations and international partners seize 2,000 pounds of narcotics in Mexico
WASHINGTON - Air and Marine Operations (AMO) coordinated with international partners in late September to investigate a location potentially used by a suspect aircraft in Mexico. Mexican authorities responded and seized more than 2,000 pounds of narcotics, denying transnational criminal organizations an estimated $3.9 million dollars.
Mexican authorities seized 2,028 pounds of methamphetamine, 75 pounds of cocaine, 49 pounds of fentanyl, four pounds of marijuana, one aircraft, three vehicles, and a firearm.
AMO’s domain awareness capabilities, coupled with ongoing partnerships with federal and international law enforcement authorities, continue to enhance information and intelligence sharing, target identification, and interdiction of criminal activity within the interior of partner nations by local authorities.
AMO safeguards our nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond. With approximately 1,800 federal agents and mission support personnel, 240 aircraft and 300 marine vessels operating throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, AMO serves as the nation’s experts in airborne and maritime law enforcement.
In Fiscal Year 2020, AMO enforcement actions resulted in the seizure or disruption of 194,220 pounds of cocaine, 278,492 pounds of marijuana, 15,985 pounds of methamphetamine, 952 weapons and $51.5 million as well as 1,066 arrests and 47,872 apprehensions of undocumented migrants.