Photo: Arizona-Mexico border
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Arizona Joint Field Command (AZ-JFC) in Arizona today reported more than $16 million in narcotics seizures for the period of March 28 through April 3 and 4,232 apprehensions of illegal aliens at the Arizona border.
The narcotics seizures consisted of more than 26,800 pounds of marijuana, 74 pounds of methamphetamines, six pounds of heroin and 168 pounds of cocaine. CBP also intercepted $16,408, three weapons, and seized 51 vehicles used for illicit purposes.
Since launching the Southwest Border Initiative in March 2009, the Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Janet Napolitano has engaged in an effort to bring focus and intensity to Southwest border security.