The stop will save countless American lives.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Border Patrol Agents made a huge fentanyl bust at the border when they searched a big rig and discovered 1.5 million fentanyl pills on board. “[The] pills and other lethal drugs concealed inside metal boxes hidden underneath the floor and various trap doors of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer Saturday at the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona,” DW reports.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Port Director Michael W. Humphries shared the news —and a few photos from the scene —in a tweet.
“Massive amount of fentanyl pills, other drugs seized at the Nogales POE on Saturday. 18-Wheeler trailer floor compartment with approx 1.27 million pills and 104 lbs of cocaine. Vehicle floor with approx 300,000 pills, 2 lbs fentanyl powder, 13 lbs of heroin and 10 lbs of cocaine,” Humpries tweeted.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has also been on the frontlines of the fentanyl crisis, recently signed a law increasing penalties for the deadly drug.
“The rise in fentanyl coming across the border impacts communities across Texas. I signed a law increasing penalties for possessing, manufacturing, & distributing this deadly drug. Thank you to local law enforcement & @TxDPS on the front lines leading the crackdown on fentanyl.”