3 men in­dicted in case in­volv­ing fen­tanyl haul

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BAL­TI­MORE — Three Mary­land men have been in­dicted in fed­eral court on charges they were in­volved in a con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute a haul of syn­thetic opi­oids traf­ficked by a group with ties to Mex­i­can drug car­tels.

The U.S. At­tor­ney's Of­fice in Bal­ti­more an­nounced Thurs­day that a grand jury has in­dicted three sus­pects on con­spir­acy charges in­volv­ing 400 grams or more of fen­tanyl. Mary­land U.S. At­tor­ney Robert Hur says the fen­tanyl seized so far in the case is “enough to kill 10 mil­lion peo­ple.”

The na­tional opi­oid scourge is fu­eled by fen­tanyl-re­lated fa­tal­i­ties.

Pros­e­cu­tors al­lege the de­fen­dants are high-rank­ing mem­bers of a Bal­ti­more­based drug traf­fick­ing group. They say the men ob­tained drugs from a Mi­amibased or­ga­ni­za­tion with ties to the Mex­i­can Si­naloa and Ti­juana drug car­tels.

The de­fen­dants' lawyers de­clined com­ment Thurs­day.

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