Over $11 Million in Fentanyl Pills Seized at U.S./Mexico Border

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Over $11 Million in Fentanyl Pills Seized at U.S./Mexico Border

More than $11 million worth of blue fentanyl pills were seized at the U.S. border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) this week.

Border agents found the deadly pills hidden in the car during a massive bust on Sunday.

Customs and Border Patrol said in a press release that a K-9 unit encountered a “37-year-old man driving a 2008 sedan applying for admission into the United States from Mexico” at the San Ysidro POE on Sunday evening.

The vehicle was referred for further inspection after the K-9 unit was alerted for drugs near the glove compartment.

“CBP officers extracted a total of 100 packages containing blue pills concealed within the vehicle’s dashboard and within the front passenger seats”.

According to the press release, the pills were tested and confirmed to be fentanyl.

Investigators discovered around 561,000 tablets weighing in at 123.6 pounds.

The estimated street value of the drugs was around a whopping $11.22 million.

Port Director for the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Mariza Marin, said:

“Fentanyl is a very lethal drug that continues to be encountered along our southern border. I’m very proud of the exceptional work by our officers who skillfully interdict illicit narcotics on a daily basis.”

CBP officers confiscated the vehicle and the drugs, and the individual was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations for additional questioning.

Last month, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) chief Towanda Thorne-James said fentanyl now contaminates “everything” they seize on the border.

Thorne-James criticized the Mexican government for failing to tackle the epidemic.

“Fentanyl is in everything that we seize: It’s in meth, it’s in cocaine, in heroin — it’s in everything,” said the special agent.

According to Thorne-James, two cartels are responsible for “almost all” of the fentanyl coming into the United States, with much of the narcotics being sold on social media: “one click on your cellphone [and you are] having fentanyl and other drugs delivered.”

She added that she “firmly believe[s] Mexico could be doing more and should be doing more” to stop it from flowing into the country.

Thorne-James also voiced concern about the spread of so-called “rainbow fentanyl,” which resembles candy and can be ingested by small children.

“Nothing surprises me with the cartels,” she said.

“I’m appalled how they target our younger children with color-coded pills, pills that are made to look like candy, things to simulate chips or cookies or things we would normally eat,” she added.

‘The Drill Down’ host Peter Schweizer recently said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is providing Mexican drug cartels with pharmaceutical equipment, encrypted communication to convert
fentanyl into pills.

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READ: Roseanne Barr Rips Biden for Post on Fentanyl Crisis: ‘Close the Fcking Border, Dipsht’

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