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Air and Marine Operations P3 Extended Border Operations

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations P-3 Orion aircrew patrols the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific to interdict contraband before it reaches the shores of the United States. Using sophisticated sensors and radar equipment, the aircrew covers thousands of miles of open ocean hunting for narcotics. In Fiscal Year 2016, P-3 aircrews contributed to 145 drug seizure or disruption incidents, resulting in the interdiction of 34,108 pounds of marijuana and 193,197 pounds of cocaine.

Last published: 
March 21, 2017