U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Arizona made the largest seizure of fentanyl in the agency’s history, according to officials.
Customs and Border Protection officers made the bust on Saturday when they stopped a man at the Nogales border checkpoint. More than 250 pounds of the deadly drug in pill form worth $3.5 million was found hidden in the floor compartment of the driver’s truck Nogales CBP Port Director Michael Humphries said at a press conference.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seized enough fentanyl to kill over 50 million people from a truck that was trying to cross the southern border into the United States, according to an investigation by “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” More
“Well, the U.S. border patrol has made the biggest fentanyl bust in history. An enormous amount, enough fentanyl to kill—they estimate—57 million people. That’s more than the combined population of the states of Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. It’s a lot,” Tucker Carlson said.
“We got our hands on an internal memo from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol that details this bust. The biggest fentanyl seizure in U.S. history,” Fox News Correspondent Hillary Vaughn began. “According to the memo, four days ago in Nogales, Arizona, at the port of entry, CBP officers stopped a tractor-trailer crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into the U.S. with enough fentanyl to kill 57 million people. That’s plenty of fatal dose to wipe out the entire populations of Texas, Arizona and New York state combined.”
They found this under the floor of the trailer. They found 114 kilograms of fentanyl. According to the DEA, just two milligrams is considered a lethal dose. They also grabbed 179 kg of methamphetamine and one gram of fentanyl in pill form. The street value for the fentanyl over $102 million. The CBP officers arrested the smuggler, a Mexican national who attempted to drive the drugs across the border. The suspect was a part of the DHS’s trusted traveler program called FAST, that stands for free and secure trade for commercial vehicles. The program started after 9/11.
This was just one shipment that got caught. Drug overdose deaths have doubled in the last decade to over 70K per year now. The way Pelosi and Schumer fight for open borders one might think they had a vested interest in the multi-billion dollar drug trade.
I hope Tucker also does a segment on the human trafficking crisis. More people need to be informed about what’s really been going on with an open border.