The New Jersey Attorney General says that law enforcement agencies in that state have made the largest Fentanyl bust in that state's history.
The synthetic opioid Fentanyl is extremely deadly and has been responsible for countless thousands of lives lost across America, and you are likely not going to be surprised to find that it's being trafficked into the United States by criminal illegal alien cartels alongside their membership some of whom are legal immigrants.
Attorney General Christopher Porrino said that the 99 pounds (45 kilos) of the dangerous drug seized in the bust "could have yielded enough lethal doses to kill the entire populations of New Jersey and New York City combined."
"Dealers lace heroin with this deadly poison to boost potency, and with these amounts of fentanyl being stockpiled in New Jersey, I am desperately urging heroin users to seek treatment now more than ever, as their next dose could be their last," the attorney general said.
That should scare anyone reading this, just knowing that this much of the potent and powerful narcotic is flooding American cities.
Four men have been detained in the bust:
30 year old Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, of Sierra Mojada, Coahulia, Mexico.
27 year old Daniel Vasquez, of Somerton, Arizona.
21 year old Jesus Yanez-Martinez, also of Somerton, Arizona.
37 year old Omar Zeus Rodriguez, of Willingboro, New Jersey.
Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, Jesus Yanez-Martinez, and Daniel Vasquez have all been indicted by a grand jury on charges including conspiracy and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.
New Jersey State Police said that they had initially believed the drug was Heroin but after testing the narcotic they found that it was indeed Fentanyl which is known to be 50 times more powerful than Heroin, with only a couple of milligrams of the drug being fatal to some individuals.
After the first traffic bust by New Jersey State Police they then obtained a warrant to search a home in Willingboro, where they found 88 pounds of Heroin, 11 more pounds of fentanyl, and smaller quantities of methamphetamine.
During that raid they also located Omar Zeus Rodriguez, and he has since been indicted on conspiracy and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
The DEA says this Fentanyl Bust is enough to equate to an estimated 18 million lethal doses, which means that 18 million people could have been killed by this drug if it hadn't been stopped by authorities from reaching the streets.
“Cases like this involving the interdiction of major drug traffickers represent just one facet of our efforts to fight the opiate epidemic,” said Director Elie Honig of the Division of Criminal Justice. “We also have a strike team that has criminally charged six doctors with indiscriminately prescribing opioid pain pills for profit, including two who face first-degree charges of strict liability for a drug-induced death. We are bringing the full force of the law to bear on those responsible for fueling opiate addiction.”
“The unfortunate trend of adding fentanyl to narcotics has created a demand for this deadly opiate, putting not only the lives of users in grave danger, but also the lives of troopers and other first responders who may have come into contact with it,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “It is without question that this record-setting seizure of fentanyl preserved life and saved countless families the agony of losing a loved one to this terrible scourge.”
The previous largest bust of fentanyl was only 31 pounds or 14 kilos, and this new seizure trumps that bust by multiple times the amount.
This is a massive victory for America and keeping our streets safe from both the criminal Mexican cartels and the illegal narcotics killing our people.
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