US-Mexico Data Dashboard
Want to know what illegal drugs are coming into the United States and where they are crossing the border? InSight Crime has compiled years of seizure data from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to explain drug flows.
Want to know what illegal drugs are coming into the United States and where they are crossing the border? InSight Crime has compiled years of seizure data from US and Mexican authorities to explain drug flows.
US-Mexico Border Seizures
In recent years, much attention has been focused on stopping drug smuggling across the US-Mexico border, which spans 2,000 miles and is divided into nine different sectors by CBP. These interactive maps reveal the different patterns of drug flows over time across these sectors, as well as Mexico’s six northern border states, giving a more granular look at where the movement of specific drugs is concentrated.
US- CBP Drug Seizures by Sector Along Southwest Border (Fiscal Year)
Mexico - Yearly Drug Seizures in Mexico's Northern Border States
Criminal economies thrive along the US-Mexico border, as organized crime groups regularly ferry drugs, weapons and people across it. Find our wide-ranging coverage of this critical region, including on the evolution of synthetic drug trafficking, the dynamics of some of the hemisphere’s most powerful cartels and the links between political power and criminal structures.
Nationwide drug seizures in both the United States and Mexico have experienced notable changes in recent years, from the fall of plant-based drugs like marijuana and heroin to the rise of powerful synthetic drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine.