Trailer with Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized at Border

CBP made the bust at Nogales port of entry. 

A trailer filled with 1.67 million fentanyl pills, 114 pounds of cocaine, 13 pounds of heroin, and 2 pounds of fentanyl powder was busted trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection made the massive drug bust at the port of entry at Nogales, Arizona on Saturday. Smugglers hid the drugs in a secret floor compartment in the trailer and under the seats of the vehicle pulling it. 

Fentanyl is a highly potent drug linked to a recent surge in overdose deaths. Though fentanyl pills vary in potency, a Drug Enforcement Agency analysis found that 42 percent of pills tested for fentanyl contained 2 milligrams or more, which is a potentially lethal dose. 

CBP Port Director Michael W. Humphries said that on August 6, the CBP seized 1.1 million fentanyl pills at Nogales, making this recent bust the equivalent of nearly a week and a half’s worth of fentanyl pills flowing across a single port of entry. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Customs and Border Protection officers as they seek to prevent illicit substances from entering the U.S.
  • For Director Humphries as he oversees Port of Entry operations and screening.
  • For U.S. citizens who are addicted and vulnerable to smuggled substances.

Sources: Fox News, Washington Examiner


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