Mexican forces seize 1.5 tons of methamphetamine and 328 pounds of fentanyl from fruit juice truck

Mexican forces seized nearly 1.5 tons of methamphetamine and 328 pounds of powdered fentanyl in the northern border state of Sonora on August 11. Said on thursday.

Acting on the information, soldiers also found 816,486 pills containing fentanyl, believed to have been packed in 46 oil drums on board the truck in question.

The Pentagon said it had received information that a truck carrying powdered fruit juice concentrate to the border city of Tijuana was also carrying drugs.

However, the source has not been confirmed. Mexican cartels frequently pass information to authorities about drug shipments owned by rival gangs.

Fentanyl is the first powerful synthetic opioid to be developed. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute pain. 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. As little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. Also very addictive.

Mexican cartels import fentanyl from China, pill it, or mix it with other counterfeit drugs made to look like Xanax, Adderall, and Oxycodone, sell it to unknowing buyers, and accidentally overdose. It is known that

Officials say synthetic opioids like fentanyl have contributed to a significant increase in overdose deaths in the United States.

In April of this year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said mass overdose events involving fentanyl were on the rise across the country, with an “unprecedented” rate of death among Americans.

“Drug traffickers are causing addiction”

A massive overdose event is described by the DEA as involving three or more overdoses within a short period of time within the same location.

DEA administrator Ann Milgram said in April, “There have been numerous mass overdose events this year already, with dozens of people overdosing and dying.” Unfortunately, many overdose victims do not realize they are taking deadly fentanyl until it is too late. Hmm.”

On the other hand, the Biden administration swore Despite attempts to tackle the fentanyl overdose epidemic in the United States in a variety of ways, including disrupting drug trafficker supply chains and expanding treatment programs, some lawmakers are criticizing President Biden. blaming immigration policy failures for increased fentanyl sales across the country.

Back in March, Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) said lax immigration policies saw an unchecked influx of illegal immigrants arriving in the U.S. due to increased intrastate fentanyl sales. pointed out.

“Biden and the Democrats’ open-border policies have allowed fentanyl to flow across the border into our neighborhoods,” said Rosendale. wrote on twitter March. “As a result, we have seen a significant increase in fentanyl deaths in Montana. Our communities are no longer safe because of Biden’s failed leadership.”

In July, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody asked President Biden to declare fentanyl a “weapon of mass destruction” because so many Americans have died from it. I sent a letter to

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Michele Holbrook holds a photo of her son Chandler Cook, who died of an overdose at her home in Fernandina Beach, Florida, May 19, 2021. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

tentative data A study released in July by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that more than 100,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses in the 12 months to February 2022.

Fentanyl is now the number one killer of older Americans 18 to 45 years old, According to Families Against Fentanyl, by 2021, it will kill more people than suicide, car crashes, and gun violence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katavera Roberts


Katabella Roberts is a news writer for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on US, world and business news.