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CBP seizes over 370K pounds of narcotics nationwide


55% of weight is due to cannabis seizures

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) updated their confiscated drug statistics for fiscal year 2021 (FY21).

Though October 2021 documented close to 82,000 pounds, the following three months saw a great decline in numbers compared to FY18, FY19 and FY20. And while February results display an upward trend in total pounds of drugs impounded, those numbers tapered during March.

Courtesy of CBP

March 2021 is about 50% of complete confiscations documented in FY18. Typically, April sees a decline in seizures, before gearing back up in May.

Contrastingly, fentanyl and cocaine numbers are of concern.

Courtesy of CBP

Related: Fiscal year 2021 fentanyl confiscations officially surpass 2020’s total

In mid-March, CBP documented a surpass of fentanyl seizures compares to FY20's total. Those numbers continue to increase.

Comparatively, cocaine confiscations for FY21 are at 95% of FY20's accumulation. At this rate, they are expected to exceed last year's total by June.

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