Border protection agents make largest fentanyl bust in US history

Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday that they made the largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history over the weekend.
2:02 | 02/01/19

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Transcript for Border protection agents make largest fentanyl bust in US history
We turn out to the other big story this morning what's being called the largest fentanyl bust in US history the drug is fifty times more powerful than heroin. A massive shipment has been stopped at the southern border and now authorities are revealing how they found it. Border Patrol in Arizona calls this the biggest fentanyl bust ever. Nearly 254. Pounds of the deadly synthetic OP Lloyd Schwartz an estimated 3.5 million dollars. The drugs that you see you next to me. Were attempted to be smuggled into the United States from Mexico agents became suspicious of a tractor trailer carrying cucumbers. Which was trying to enter the United States there are border checkpoint the load was sent for a secondary inspection when this truck mounted X ray found hidden compartments in the truck. They like to use vehicles with hidden compartments that they are able to. To track say. Instead of between ports of entry. Say the amount in this shipment was enough to provide a 115. Million lethal doses of the drug. Which is now blamed for the maturity of overdose deaths in the US. It is said that a quarter milligram or the size of a few grains assault offense and they'll. Which is the danger sulfuric. Ten kill a person very quickly. Also on the tractor trailer 395. Pounds of Mack the third largest seizure of its kind in the US. Data from Customs and Border Protection shows smuggling of met in fentanyl is on the rise and supports our them in places for smugglers to slipped drugs into the country most hard narcotics seized and CB PR at the ports of entry. And that's. The case here this bust comes as president from continues to push for a border wall. Overnight the president responded tweeting our great US Border Patrol agents made the biggest fentanyl bust in our country's history. Thanks as always for a job well done. Agents say a 26 year old Mexican national was driving the truck containing the drugs he's under arrest in agents say they're looking for others who conspired with him.

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