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El Centro Sector sees 500% increase in meth seizures within just two months

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Border Patrol says fentanyl busts also rose dramatically

IMPERIAL, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The U.S. Border Patrol's El Centro Sector says over the past two months it has seen a startling spike in the narcotics seizures.

Agents say methamphetamine seizures climbed by a stunning 500% when compared to the same time period in 2019. They say they've seen an 85% jump in fentanyl busts.

U.S. Border Patrol Narcotics Seizure - FY 2021
DrugSeizure SizeEstimated Street Value
Methamphetamine509.12 lbs.$1,145,520
Fentanyl29.12 lbs. $330,225
Cocaine38.19 value provided
Heroin114.4 oz. no value provided
Marijuana 9.87 value provided

Border Patrol says most of the significant seizures occurred at immigration checkpoints and along the U.S./Mexico border.

Gallery: USBP El Centro Sector Major Drug Seizures

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