Feds Make Biggest Fentanyl Bust In U.S. History Near Mexico Border

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a recent report that fentanyl is now the drug most often involved in fatal overdoses across the country, accounting for more than 18,000, or nearly 29 percent, of the 63,000 overdose fatalities in 2016. An opioid used to manage chronic pain, fentanyl is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, KOLD-TV said.

USA law enforcement officials say the illicit version of the painkiller is now seen mostly as a white powder that can be mixed with heroin for an extra kick as well as blue pills that are counterfeits of prescription drugs like oxycodone. Federal law enforcement officials say that this amount of fentanyl is enough to kill tens of millions of Americans.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they've made their biggest fentanyl bust ever.

First reported on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn said the seizure occurred January 26 when a tractor-trailer was stopped as it came over the border crossing in Nogales, Arizona.

According to the DEA, just two milligrams is considered a lethal dose.

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Surprised at the way the wicket behaved at the Seddon Park, Bhuvneshwar said, "I was a bit surprised, if you look at the wicket, it shouldn't play the way it played".

Agents also seized an additional 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of fentanyl pills and a large cache of methamphetamine. The street value for the fentanyl alone: over $102 million.

US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced their largest ever seizure of the synthetic opioid drug fentanyl.

The driver was part of the DHS Fast and Secure Trade (FAST) program, which allows trusted travelers to cross into the US with expedited screening as long as they pass background and other checks.

Mexican traffickers also smuggle drugs using vehicles crossing north through the San Diego port of entry, the AP said.

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