Fentanyl and other narcotic seizures at the border nearly 300% higher than last year | There have been 8,000 lbs. seized in Fentanyl 2021;
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Fentanyl, an opioid for pain treatment, is between 50 and 100 times more potent than morphine.
- The Biden administration has been facing a continuing crisis at the southern border, with more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May alone. But officials and governors have warned that, with increased cartel activity, there is also a crisis of drugs coming into the U.S.
- Earlier this month, CBP issued a press release describing a “busy week” seizing fugitives and drugs in El Paso. Officers seized more than 190 pounds of methamphetamine, 29 pounds of cocaine, 23 pounds of fentanyl, 42 pounds of marijuana in one week.