Border Patrol K-9 uncovers enough fentanyl to kill 48 million people

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Border Patrol K-9 uncovers enough fentanyl to kill 48 million people

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Border Patrol reported the seizure of $2 million worth of fentanyl in Arizona after a Border Patrol K-9 uncovered the stash.

“Following a K9 alert, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found more $2 million worth of fentanyl at a checkpoint along Interstate 8 near Yuma,” Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Patricia McGurk-Daniel tweeted.

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“The narcotics totaled more than 192 pounds, enough to kill 48 million people.”

Stored in packets, the fentanyl appeared to have been stored in car seats, according to images of the seizure posted by McGurk-Daniel.

Fentanyl was also discovered in the vehicle’s gas tank, according to a report.

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The amount of fentanyl seized in the stop totals the entirety of fentanyl seized in the Yuma section during fiscal 2022, according to a report.

Details on the subject, including charges, have not been confirmed.

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