Border Patrol Seizes 72K Fentanyl Pills, 44 Pounds of Meth

Customs and Border Protection officials seized about 72,000 fentanyl pills along with 44.75 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the gas tank of a vehicle crossing the southern border into the United States on Thursday.

The seizure took place at the Port of Nogales, Arizona, where agents also discovered 2.45 pounds of fentanyl powder as well as 2.9 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle.

The bust follows the trend of record-level fentanyl seizures. According to a report last month from El Pais, recent seizures at the southern border uncovered that new versions of the drug, rainbow fentanyl, have been reported.

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