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Operation Rio Grande

Press Release

SBI releases new Rio Grande totals

Monday January 7, 2019

The Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) released new operation totals since August 2017. The numbers below are a reflection of work by SBI agents since August 2017 to December 31, 2018.

  • Physical Custody Arrests: 484
  • Drug Dealers Arrests: 387
  • Federal Indictments: 7
  • Search Warrants Executed: 43
  • Heroin: 2,021 Grams/4.6 Pounds
  • Methamphetamine: 10,283 Grams/22.7 Pounds
  • Cocaine: 2,267 Grams/ 5 Pounds
  • Marijuana: 2, 948 Grams/6.5 Pounds
  • Spice: 1,197 Grams/2.6 Pounds
  • Currency Seized: $129, 686
  • Firearms Seized: 33
  • Fugitives Arrested: 99
  • Warrant Bail Amounts: $3,146,796
  • Felony/Misc. Warrants: 305
  • Stolen Vehicle: 27

For more information on each phase of Operation Rio Grande, please visit the official website. The dashboard on the website outlines the outcomes and the measurements of the entire operation so far.


Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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