Commissioner Alan Bersin said that, since its launch in September 2009, the alliance has:

• Made 270,000 apprehensions of illegal border crossers between the ports of entry.

• Turned away 14,000 people at the ports of entry who were determined to be ineligible.

• Seized 1.6 million pounds of marijuana.

• Seized 3,800 pounds of cocaine.

• Seized 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine.

• Seized $13 million in illegal cash going south into Mexico.

Did you know

Alan Bersin was appointed U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner by President Obama on March 27, 2010.