Colorado Springs, Colorado 2022-07-01 21:27:26 –
Fox News (Adam Saves) — Fentanyl powder seized by Patrol, Colorado could kill more than 25 million people.
Officer Colorado Patrol On June 20, he seized 114 pounds of pure fentanyl on the highway.
Person concerned with Colorado Patrol When they discovered, the agency told Fox News that they had stopped the car heading for Denver on Interstate 70 near Georgetown.
114 pounds of pure fentanyl powder was under the passenger and driver’s seats, reachable through a trapdoor, and made of 48 1 kg bricks.
Colorado Gazette First I reported on the discovery.
A spokeswoman told Fox News that authorities believe it is the largest seizure of pure fentanyl powder made on US highways.
Bill Berkeley, captain of the Colorado Patrol Smuggling, Trafficking and Prevention Unit, said authorities have not disclosed the driver’s identity because of possible retaliation from the Mexican cartel, why the car stopped. Did not mention.
“They don’t care about anything other than making money,” Berkeley said.
Berkeley said drug investigations are being conducted in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Department.
He said the drug continued to pour into the United States and Colorado, and that the cartel was “designing” the trap compartment.
“This is a continuous cat and mouse game between law enforcement and cartels. They are actually hiring people to design trap compartments,” Berkeley said. “Whether it’s an I-70, an I-25, or a secondary highway that enters our state, I think there’s something every hour every day.”
According to DEA numbers Fentanyl 1 kg You can kill up to 500,000 people. According to those figures, the June 20th bust could kill more than 25 million people.
From January to May, more than 2 million fentanyl units were confiscated by Colorado state authorities. This is higher than last year’s amount.
Louis Casiano from Fox News contributed to this report.
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