Authorities in Arizona Seize 1.7 Million Fentanyl Pills in Record Drug Bust

Authorities in Arizona executed a record-setting drug bust after seizing millions of fentanyl pills.

The Phoenix Field Division of the DEA and Scottsdale police department worked in tandem on an investigation into Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. Around 1.7 million pills were seized with a street value of $9 million.

“The Sinaloa Cartel primarily uses trafficking routes that go through Arizona,” said Cheri Oz, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Phoenix Field Division. “We are confident this is Sinaloa Cartel narcotics.”

“That is enough to kill half the population in the state of Arizona. Two milligrams can be fatal in some instances,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “This may be in Arizona’s backyard today but it’s coming to the rest of the country.”


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