Friday, June 29, 2018

50 kilos of Fentanyl seized in Philadelphia

110 pounds of fentanyl was seized at the Port of Philadelphia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the drugs were hidden in a shipment of iron oxide from China. Officials discovered the drugs thanks to a narcotics dog what caught the scent of the drugs in the barrels of iron oxide.

High purity fentanyl is said to sell for over $34,000 per kilogram on the street, wholesale. CBP seized 951 pounds of fentanyl in 2017, and 984 pounds through the end of April 2018.