CBP Seizes 19 Bricks of Fentanyl

Nearly 45 pounds were discovered in a tractor-trailer.

Customs and Border Protection found 19 bricks of what they suspected to be fentanyl while inspecting a commercial tractor-trailer at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility in Texas as it arrived from Mexico. Authorities discovered the 19 packages concealed within the tractor following screening by a canine team and a “non-intrusive  inspection.” 

The packages weighed a total of 44.55 pounds and had a combined estimated street value of $1,036,000.

“CBP officers intercepted this load of fentanyl, the largest thus far in port history, thanks to great teamwork and the utilization of all available tools and resources,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry stated. “It is important to remember how lethal fentanyl is, which is why our officers always work wearing personal protective equipment and use vital equipment which can identify these dangerous substances before officers handle them.” 

Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are a leading cause of drug-related opioid deaths in the U.S. Cartels that obtain the drug from Chinese manufacturers traffic huge amounts across the open southern border. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, fentanyl, which is 50-100 times stronger than morphine, is often laced into other drugs, such as heroin, in order to enhance its effect on the user.

Eighteen state attorneys general have petitioned President Biden to designate fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl poisoning is now the number one cause of death in U.S. adults 18 to 45. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Commissioner Magnus to seek God’s direction as he leads Customs and Border Protection.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he oversees the Department of Homeland Security.
  • That Administrator Milgram would be led by the Lord as she heads the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Sources: Daily Caller, Customs and Border Protection, WMUR 


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