UPDATED 3:20 PM PT – Saturday, August 27, 2022
Border patrol agents seized more than $4 million worth of fentanyl in Arizona.
— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) August 26, 2022
On Friday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they discovered 340-packages of fentanyl pills during a vehicle stop near Gila Bend on Wednesday. The pills weighed in at 187-pounds.
Both the driver and the female passenger were arrested on drug charges. They were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
In a separate seizure in Coolidge, Arizona on Thursday, police arrested two-people in possession of more than $2.7 million worth of fentanyl.