Big drug bust at US bor­der

The Weekend Post - - World -

US Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion of­fi­cials an­nounced Thurs­day their big­gest fen­tanyl bust ever, say­ing they cap­tured nearly 254 pounds (114kg) of the syn­thetic drug that is help­ing fu­elling a na­tional epi­demic of fa­tal opi­oid over­doses from a se­cret com­part­ment in­side a load of Mex­i­can pro­duce head­ing into Ari­zona.

The drug was found hid­den in a com­part­ment un­der the rear floor of a trac­tor-trailer af­ter a scan dur­ing a sec­ondary in­spec­tion in­di­cated “some anom­alies” in the load, and the agency’s po­lice dog team alerted of­fi­cers to the pres­ence of drugs, a port spokesman said.

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