U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized $240,000 of Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Fentanyl early Wednesday. The deadly drugs were found on a subject attempting to enter the U.S. through the Port of Nogales. According to CBP, the subject is a 57-year-old American from Coolidge, Arizona.
The smuggler is now in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to CBP, the drugs amounted to “35 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $104,000, more than two pounds of heroin, worth nearly $60,000, and five pounds of fentanyl, worth $75,000.”
According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017 alone. Roughly 130 Americans are dying everyday from the overdoses. The concern is how potent these drugs are. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and in its pure form just three little grains (comparable to three grains of table salt) is enough to kill an adult who comes in contact with it.
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