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US Authorities Seize Enough Fentanyl To Kill Every Single American In 2022

The Evangelist
December 22, 2022

The United States federal drug agents have intercepted enough fentanyl in 2022 to kill every citizen.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said on Wednesday, December 21 that they seized 379m potentially deadly fentanyl doses.

Fentanyl is 50 times more powerful than heroin, and is the deadliest drug threat facing the US, according to the DEA.

The DEA says it seized more than 10,000lb (4,500kg) of fentanyl, as well as over 50.6m fentanyl pills that were made to resemble different prescription painkillers.

That is more than double what they seized in 2021.

The agency says most of the fentanyl is trafficked into the US from Mexico.

Most of the drugs were mass-produced at secret factories in Mexico by the Sinaloa and Jalisco drug cartels, which use chemicals created and sold in China, the agency said.

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