Border Patrol in Arizona Just Confiscated Enough Fentanyl to Kill 56 Million People

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Posted: Jan 31, 2019 6:40 PM
Border Patrol in Arizona Just Confiscated Enough Fentanyl to Kill 56 Million People

Border Patrol Agents in Arizona confiscated 250-pounds of deadly fentanyl Thursday afternoon, making it the largest bust in history. The drugs were seized from a Mexican national crossing through the port of entry in Nogales. 

"CBP Officers discovered more than 400 packages of drugs concealed within a special floor compartment of a trailer that was laden with cucumbers, driven by a 26-year-old truck driver. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine, CBP officers seized nearly 254 pounds of fentanyl with a value of approximately $3.5 million and almost 395 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $1.1 million," Customs and Border Protection released in a statement.

“I want to express my gratitude to the CBP officers involved in this case and Nogales personnel who selflessly perform their duties with dedication, vigilance, and professional even during a funding hiatus,” Nogales Area Port Director Michael Humphries. “Opioids pose a real danger to every community in America and are having fatal consequences across our nation. This past weekend our CBP officers were able to stop an enormous amount of these deadly narcotics from hitting our streets.”

A number of lawmakers reacted to the news.