Report: Border Patrol Seizes Enough Fentanyl to Kill 57 Million, Largest Bust in History
U.S. Border Patrol seized 254 pounds of fentanyl in Nogales, AZ on Saturday, which is enough to kill 57 million people.
The powerful drug was discovered inside a tractor-trailer during an inspection at the port of entry after a scan indicated something else was in the load, according to Nogales CBP Port Director Michael Humphries.
Fox News correspondent Hillary Vaughn joined host Tucker Carlson last night where she detailed the discovery made by Border Patrol.
“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,” she said.
Vaughn continued, “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.”
President Trump says building a wall along the southern border would help combat the flow of illegal drugs pouring into the U.S.
During his recent speech on border security, the President said, “Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.”