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
|Drug||Seizure Size||Estimated Street Value|
|Cocaine||38.19 lbs.||no value provided|
|Heroin||114.4 oz.||no value provided|
|Marijuana||9.87 lbs.||no value provided|
Border Patrol says most of the significant seizures occurred at immigration checkpoints and along the U.S./Mexico border.