“Enough To Kill 5 Million People”: Authorities Make One Of Biggest Fentanyl Busts In History

Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Oct 13, 2017

The Acting United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska announced earlier this morning that a joint force involving both the Drug Enforcement Administration and Nebraska State Patrol made one of the largest fentanyl busts in the history of the country. According to authorities, 27 year old Edgar Navarro-Aguirre of California was arrested at an Amtrak station in Omaha carrying 15 kilos (33 pounds) of the deadly opioid. Here is more from a local NBC affiliate:

Navarro-Aguirre was traveling on the Amtrak train and waiting at the station when a Drug Enforcement Administration agent was doing a routine surveillance there and noticed a suspicious person with a bag.

“We have officers that are trained to pick out people that are different than the normal traveling public,” Nebraska State Patrol Lt. Jason Scott said.

According to an affidavit, Navarro-Aguirre said it was his friend’s bag, and he denied that anything illegal was inside.

Inside Navarro-Aguirre’s luggage was 15 vacuum-sealed bundles of what forensic chemists determined was pure or nearly pure fentanyl.

“This fentanyl seizure is the largest ever in Nebraska and one of the largest in the nation,” a news released from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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