Ten months into Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019), officials with the Customs and Border Patrol working at the nation’s more than 300 ports of entry have seized more than 91,900 pounds of cocaine, 2,292 pounds of fentanyl, 65,400 pounds of methamphetamine and 4,500 pounds of heroin.
The agency released a summary of all its seizures on the CBP website on Tuesday, including currency seizures ($59,515,570) and the number of individuals who have been convicted of crime—whether in the United States or abroad—the agency has arrested (1,825).
The agency said, "U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency charged with securing the nation’s borders and facilitating international travel and trade. Our top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States."
Further, the agency said, " CBP officers have a complex mission with broad law enforcement authorities tied to screening all foreign visitors, returning American citizens and imported cargo that enters the U.S. Along the nation’s borders, the United States Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations are the uniformed law enforcement arms of CBP responsible for securing U.S. borders between ports of entry."