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Havre Sector Border Patrol arrests increase in Fiscal Year 2019


December 4, 2019

Fiscal Year 2019 ended for the U.S. Border Patrol on Sept. 30, and Havre Sector saw a 64 percent arrest increase compared to Fiscal Year 2018.

Havre Sector patrols 456 miles of the U.S./Canada international border. This area consists of six stations, St. Mary, Sweetgrass, Havre, Malta, Scobey and Plentywood, employing over 150 agents living and working in communities all across Montana.

Overall, arrests for the Border Patrol as a whole significantly increased from 404,142 in FY18 to 859,501 in FY19. While marijuana seizures were down, hard narcotics saw a significant increase from the pre...

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