Drugs continue to come into this Country at alarming rates and Border Patrol agents have just made a MASSIVE bust at the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas.  Customs and Border Protection officers seized 6.5 tons of methamphetamine in a bust in Eagle Pass! The street value of the drug bust is an estimated $117 million. This is the largest bust ever at a port.

The seizure occurred on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Camino Real International Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a tractor trailer manifesting a shipment of drying agent for piglets for secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of nearly 13,101 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the conveyance. The narcotics had a street value of $117.1 million. Read the full press release by clicking here.

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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the U.S. There are two types of fentanyl: pharmaceutical fentanyl and illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Both are considered synthetic opioids. Pharmaceutical fentanyl is prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain, especially after surgery and for advanced-stage cancer.

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths.1 Even in small doses, it can be deadly. Over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.2

Drugs may contain deadly levels of fentanyl, and you wouldn’t be able to see it, taste it, or smell it. It is nearly impossible to tell if drugs have been laced with fentanyl unless you test your drugs with fentanyl test strips.

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