Border Patrol reports that there were 14,300 illegal crossings last week in just the Tucson sector alone.
According to John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, along with the apprehensions, agents seized 300 lbs. of fentanyl and 2 firearms.
Agents also conducted 33 rescues, and intercepted 15 human smuggling attempts. There have been a total of 1,198 rescues since October 1 across the southwest border sectors.
Week in Review…
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) November 19, 2023
Since October 1, there have been 1,726 criminal “noncitizens” encountered by agents with a total of 190,482 “noncitizens” encountered across the nine border sectors.
According to the CDC, over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like #fentanyl.
Yesterday, USBP agents in Nogales and Willcox, AZ interdicted 2 smuggling loads consisting of over 304 lbs. of fentanyl worth over $1.9M.
— Chief Jason Owens (@USBPChief) November 14, 2023