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Largest-Ever U.S. Border Seizure of Fentanyl

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Largest-Ever U.S. Border Seizure of Fentanyl

Largest-Ever U.S. Border Seizure of Fentanyl

According to Reuters, U.S. border agents have seized 254 pounds of the opioid fentanyl that was hidden in a truck stopped while crossing into Arizona from Mexico.

This has been recorded as the largest single bust of fentanyl ever made at an American border checkpoint.

Fentanyl, is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine, and can kill with a 2-milligram dose.

The drug has been blamed for fueling an opioid crisis in the United States.

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