Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: The Interception of Illicit Opioids by the Border Patrol

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At the request of Ranking Member Claire McCaskill, the Democratic Staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs examined the efforts of of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which plays a vital role in interdicting illicit narcotics before they can enter the U.S. The investigation found that Border Patrol Agents play an important role in stopping opioids. This report summarizes and analyzes data relating to the number and amount of opioid seizures by Border Patrol Agents over the last five years.
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