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Havre Sector Border Patrol arrests increase in 2019


November 18, 2019

Press release

Fiscal Year 2019 ended for the U.S. Border Patrol 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 more than 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 previous year.  Official statistics can be found at http://www.cbp.gov .

“The arrests we see on the northern border are fewer compared to the southern border but are just as important to our communities and national security,” said Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Scott Good.  “We rely on people, technology and our law enforcement partners in Canada and across Montana to help keep our community safe.” 

As America’s unified border agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection protects the United States against terrorist threats and prevents the illegal entry of people and dangerous materials into the United States, while facilitating lawful travel and trade. Additionally, CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to Border Patrol by calling 800 BE ALERT — 800-232-5378. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.

  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of the nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.


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