CBP Officers: 70+ drug seizures make for busy September

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers within the El Paso Field Office had a busy month in September making over 70 busts over the course of the month. 

CBP officials share that there the narcotics pulled off the street included marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, and fentanyl.

The seizures totaled 1,385.6 pounds of marijuana, 761 pounds of methamphetamine, 77.8 pounds of cocaine, 23.8 pounds of heroin, and 3.3 pounds of fentanyl.

“Even in the difficult times, CBP Officers demonstrate commitment and vigilance to prevent harmful drugs from crossing the border and entering our communities, “said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations, Hector A. Mancha.

“CBP Officers use their extensive training, experience, and tools to detect these smuggling attempts. Some of the tools used to thwart smuggling attempts are drug-sniffing dogs and X-ray machines,” officials added.

The El Paso Field Office encompasses ports of entry in West Texas and New Mexico.