• Largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history, 254 pounds seized at Arizona border crossing

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    NOGALES, Ariz. -

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made the biggest fentanyl bust in U.S. history at the border crossing in Nogales, Arizona, last weekend.

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    Officers seized 254 pounds of the potent synthetic opioid blamed for a majority of overdose deaths and another 400 pounds of methamphetamine for a combined worth of some $4.6 million, according to Tucson.com.

    The drugs were hidden in a tractor-trailer loaded with produce, which was pulled over for a secondary inspection after agents noticed irregularities in the trailers’ floor, the news site reported.

    The driver was arrested and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute.

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