Army in Mexico seizes 150,000 doses of fentanyl

Army in Mexico seizes 150,000 doses of fentanyl

It is estimated that a single fentanyl pill can be deadly for an adult, and it is even more powerful for a child, so the seizure became a serious blow to organized crime that tries to flood the streets of the United States with this drug.

The Mexican Army and National Guard seized a shipment of methamphetamine, fentanyl pills, cocaine, as well as a vehicle in Ensenada, Baja California.

When carrying out intelligence work, criminal organizations with a presence in the city were detected and security personnel were aware of a drug transfer in the municipality of Ensenada.

As a result of the foregoing, military and National Guard personnel decided to intensify their reconnaissance and patrolling, managing to detect a group of people aboard a vehicle, who chose to abandon the car in the presence of the authority, dispersing in different directions. .

At the scene, the military personnel guarded the area by establishing a security perimeter and the agents of the National Guard carried out the inspection of the vehicle and the corresponding procedures, ensuring the following inside:

  • 150,000 fentanyl pills.
  • 1000 pills of different colors.
  • 1,638 pounds of methamphetamine.
  • 881 pounds of a powdery substance.
  • 97 pounds of cocaine.
  • 1 vehicle.

The insured was made available to the competent authorities, who will carry out the expert confirmation of the type and amount of drug.

In recent years, the circulation and consumption of recently created synthetic drugs, such as fentanyl, has increased in Mexico, since according to reports from federal institutions and authorities, seizures of this type of drug have also increased alarmingly.

The appearance of fentanyl as a synthetic drug is relatively recent, however, seizures have been increasing over the years, which shows a broader coverage of this type of opioid.

While in the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reported that colored fentanyl pills have been found in 18 states of the country, which “appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell fentanyl highly addictive and potentially deadly drug made to look like candy for children and young people,” the agency says.

Fentanyl, between 50 and 100 times more powerful than morphine and potentially fatal even in small doses; four out of 10 pills seized in the country have lethal doses of the drug; just two milligrams of fentanyl is considered a lethal dose.

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