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|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.
Story Date: December 2, 2020