1 Million Fentanyl Pills Seized During Drug Bust

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Authorities seized one million fake pills with fentanyl inside, in California this month, in a record-setting bust, officials say.

The pills were valued at $20 million and were intended for distribution. On July 5, the pills were taken from a residence in Inglewood. It was a component of an investigation into a drug trafficking ring possibly connected to the Sinaloa Cartel.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Bill Bodner  made a statement in the case. “This massive seizure disrupted the flow of dangerous amounts of fentanyl into our streets and probably saved many lives.”

The bust was noted to be the biggest seizure of pills the DEA has made in the state.

Around the Los Angeles area, “illegal drugs coming from the southwest border are stored in local warehouses, storage units…” Fentanyl pills are mass-produced in Mexico and are purposefully intended to look like prescription pills, the DEA stated.

They have warned that any pills not bought from a licensed drug store are “illegal, dangerous, and potentially lethal.”

Detectives are still investigating the drug trafficking organization who the pills belonged to, the DEA noted.



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