Patrolling Coastal Routes to Stop Contraband Smuggling

Angela Kocherga
May 23, 2012

As enforcement tightens on the border, smugglers are increasingly using coastal routes to get their contraband into the country, according to Customs and Border Protection authorities.

CBP’s The Office of Air and Marine combines both forces to keep an eye on U.S. waters using more than 360 Marine Agents and 200 vessels.

Marine agents patrol a watery border that extends into the Gulf of Mexico.

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