Border Crisis

DEADLY DRUGS SEIZED: Big Stop in Arizona as CBP Office of Field Operations Seizes 1.5M Fentanyl Pills

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.23.22

A recent big rig stopped at the border was hauling millions in lethal drugs.

According to a report from The Daily Wire, 1.6 million fentanyl pills and other lethal drugs were discovered hidden underneath the floor of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer Saturday at the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona by the US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Port Director Michael W. Humphries shared the news on Twitter.

“Massive amount of fentanyl pills, other drugs seized at the Nogales POE on Saturday. 18-Wheeler trailer floor compartment with approx 1.27 million pills and 104 lbs of cocaine. Vehicle floor with approx 300,000 pills, 2 lbs fentanyl powder, 13 lbs of heroin and 10 lbs of cocaine,” Humpries tweeted.

From The Daily Wire:

The synthetic opioid, typically used to treat patients with chronic pain or following surgeries, has 100 times the potency of morphine, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials said. But with the amount of illegally produced fentanyl manufactured in clandestine labs, smugglers at the southern border have fueled a crisis that authorities have called “an epidemic hidden by the pandemic.”

In 2021, DEA officials busted over 9.5 million counterfeit pills, with 40% containing a lethal dose in Arizona, according to The Epoch Times.

“There’s no question in my mind that the vast majority of chemicals are coming from China and going into Mexico and being mass produced into fentanyl and methamphetamine and increasingly into the counterfeit pills that we see on our streets,” Anne Milgram, an admin with the DEA said during a press conference last year.

Over in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has increased penalties associated with fentanyl to deter smugglers.

“The rise in fentanyl coming across the border impacts communities across Texas. I signed a law increasing penalties for possessing, manufacturing, & distributing this deadly drug. Thank you to local law enforcement & @TxDPS on the front lines leading the crackdown on fentanyl.”

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