Facts & figures

Working in the service of Switzerland

The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security provides comprehensive security at the border – for the benefit of the public, the business community and the state. Would you like to know what we have achieved in the past year? Here you will find everything from species protection to customs clearance and the respective figures.


The FOCBS generates a significant share of the Confederation's receipts each year.


End of the road at border control – FOCBS employees seize drugs every day.

Medications and doping preparations

Medicinal products bought online often have the wrong dosage or contain dangerous substances.


Significantly more migrants resided illegally in Switzerland.

Animals and plants

For certain animals and plants, the Swiss border signals: Stop!

FOCBS employees

Working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to keep Switzerland safe.

DaziT facts & figures

The DaziT programme was officially launched on 1 January 2018. Take a look at some figures so far.

A day at the border

This is how much the employees of the FOCBS achieve during an average day. Did you know?