December 3, 2020
Border Patrol issues annual stats on apprehensions of immigrants and drugs
SAN DIEGO (INT) The US Border Patrol (SDC) is out with its annual report on apprehensions of undocumented immigrants and drug seizures along the California-Baja Mexico border.

During the fiscal year that ended September 30th, there was a dramatic decrease (-69%) of families and unaccompanied juveniles (-44%).

Overall apprehensions of undocumented immigrants fell eight percent to 53,282.

While there was a drop in the amount of smuggled cocaine and heroin, seizures of fentanyl and methamphetamine rose sharply reaching record amounts. SDC agents also seized 10,828 pounds of marijuana, which is a 230 percent increase from FY 2019.

The Border Patrol unit covers an area up to 60-miles north of the border and 114 miles of coastal border.
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