Border Patrol Nabs Meth and Heroin at I-5 Checkpoint
In two different busts over the last week, the U.S. Border Patrol seized more than $1 million in drugs.


Looks like maybe this big drug bust would not have made the news if it happened on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula?


Aug 2010-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”


Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”


More here:

US Border Patrol Port Angeles- arrest statistics are secret- unless we have something to brag about 


Secret arrest statistics & the warehousing of Border Patrol agents at Port Angeles



Photo- Westport, WA