Meth Seizures Skyrocket Along U.S.-Mexico Border — 42 Percent Over Last Year

CBP, DEA, and HSI team up to seized more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers along with Border Patrol agents seized more than 38,000 pounds of methamphetamine during the first two months of the new fiscal year. This represents a 42 percent increase over the same period in Fiscal Year 2020.

CBP officials tweeted a report showing the seizure of 38,832 pounds of methamphetamine. The seizures are the result of the combined efforts of CBP Office of Field Operations officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents.

CBP OFO officers working ports of entry along the U.S. borders seized  36,021 pounds of methamphetamine during October and November. In addition, Border Patrol agents seized 2,811.

During the record-setting Fiscal Year 2020, which ended on September 30, CBP OFO officers seized 156,901 pounds. In the first two months of FY21, officers seized another 36,021 pounds of the drug. This represents nearly 23 percent of the previous year’s record total, officials reported.

Border Patrol agents seized 20,795 pounds of meth during the last fiscal year. This year’s seizure of 2,811 during the first two months of FY21 represents nearly 14 percent of the previous year’s record seizures.

In December, the numbers continue to pile up as OFO officers seized a “colossal” 1,853 pounds of methamphetamine in a single shipment at the Pharr International Bridge in South Texas, Breitbart Texas reported.

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized another 69 pounds of the deadly drug as a group of “drug mules” carried the load across the border from Mexico into Arizona.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s Sunday-morning talk show, What’s Your Point? Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.

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