Narcotics Seizures Increase at Texas-Mexico Border

More than 40 percent of the drug seizures conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents during the 2012 fiscal year occurred on the Texas-Mexico border, according to statistics released Friday.

CBP agents seized about 1.7 million pounds of narcotics in Texas alone, about 270,000 pounds more than their counterparts in Arizona, New Mexico and California combined. Arizona was the second-most active border state, with 1.1 million pounds seized there, and followed by California with 286,000 and New Mexico with 43,000. About 4.2 million pounds of narcotics were seized across the country.

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