Colorado State Patrol Seizes 114 Pounds of Fentanyl

Colorado State Patrol Seizes 114 Pounds of Fentanyl

State Patrol Seizes Enough Fentanyl To Kill Millions

( – Colorado cops have made a massive drug bust, intercepting 114 pounds of deadly fentanyl. Based on what police are saying, the huge consignment was being transported for a Mexican cartel.

Colorado State Patrol announced that on June 20 its Smuggling, Trafficking and Interdiction Unit (STIS) stopped a car eastbound towards Denver on Interstate 70. When they searched the vehicle they found 48 kilo blocks of pure fentanyl, hidden under the front seats. Captain Bill Barkley of STIS said the driver’s identity is being kept secret to protect the family from Mexican cartels.

The State Patrol didn’t say why they stopped the car, but as the drugs were concealed it’s possible they were responding to a tip-off or intelligence information. Barkley said the State Patrol is now working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to investigate the case. From the end of January to the end of June, including the latest huge batch, Colorado authorities seized 137 pounds of fentanyl — enough to kill 31 million people, according to the DEA. Seizures of the drug are up 390% over the same period last year. In 2021, synthetic opioids, mostly fentanyl, killed 71,000 people in the US. With the increased volume of the drug coming across our open southern border, this year could be a lot worse.

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