CBP Seizes Hundreds of Thousands More Fentanyl Pills

A portion of the smuggled pills look like candy.

Customs and Border Protection officers in Arizona found thousands of rainbow-colored fentanyl pills smugglers tried to bring into the U.S. from Mexico over the weekend. Officers in Nogales, which borders Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, seized 625,000 pills from five separate inspections, Michael Humphries, the port director for the Nogales port of entry for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, stated on Monday.  

Amid the seized pills, 12,000 were rainbow-colored, something that might entice children. Another four pounds were in powder form. Agents also found 34 pounds of methamphetamine and five pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement has already cautioned people to avoid the “little blue pill” that can be fentanyl-laced.

Some forms of illicit fentanyl look like the candy Skittles, which is extremely dangerous since fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It would be deadly for young people who take a handful of what they think is candy. Parents need to be aware of illicit fentanyl and talk to their children about it. 

“Fentanyl is extremely scary because for younger kids it looks like a bag of candy,” Tiffany Reed, Mohave County Arizona, Substance Treatment Education Prevention Partnership DFCP Program Coordinator, said. “And of course, you don’t eat one, you eat a handful, and at that point even if one pill isn’t a deadly dose when you consume it, several adds up to a deadly dose.” 

About 42 percent of the fentanyl pills that come across the southern border contain a lethal dosage.   

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For continued vigilance on the part of CBP officers as they seek to prevent the smuggling of illicit substances into the U.S.
  • For Border Patrol agents as they search, discover, and seize drugs and other harmful items from traffickers.
  • For the protection of American youth and children from the products of the smugglers.

Sources: Fox News, Kingman Daily Mirror


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