Saturday, February 26, 2022

Carfentanil kills 24 in Argentina - Update

The cop probe has switched to the ‘Mameluco’ gang of convicted drug trafficker Miguel Ángel 'Mameluco' Villalba, who is serving 27 years in prison. Police carried out 38 raids across Greater Buenos Aires, with at least 17 arrests. The operation was ordered by the Federal Court of San Martin and resulted in a "large quantity of drugs" being seized. Evidence was found in both jail cells of Mameluco and his son Iván.
In an audio recording, Villalba orders an underling to “Get that off the street right now.”
Argentine investigators have identified the drug that adulterated cocaine that killed 24 and sickened 74 on the outskirts of Buenos Aires last week. Carfentanil, an opioid 10,000X stronger than morphine, 100 times stronger than fentanyl was found. Effects in humans start at about 1 microgram. 20 micrograms, a gain of salt, is often fatal.

All of the victims were desperately poor.
The victims bought the adulterated cocaine in Puerta 8, a slum known as a drug dealing hub on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.