NYC's Largest-Ever Fentanyl Bust recovers over 64 kilos of drugs.
America’s “War on Drugs” has shifted the focus to heroin and another lethal drug called fentanyl. According to reports, fentanyl has been causing users to fatally overdose at an alarming rate. The synthetic drug is an opioid that reportedly is 50 times stronger than heroin. Most times, the drug is mixed with other narcotics and can become deadly after taking two milligrams. Now, news has arrived saying that 97 packages amounting to over 64 kilos of fentanyl were found in a Queens, New York apartment. Investigators said that the drugs were discovered during a home search that took place at a Kew Gardens home in August 2017.
The drugs were packed up in four suitcases, as well as a purse. The purse contained 22 kilos of fentanyl that had been mixed with other types of drugs. Five kilos of heroin and six kilos of cocaine were found as well according to Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan. The bust was made after DEA agents followed two people back to the apartment where the drugs were laid out, after witnessing the people take a large shopping bag full of drugs from a man in a Walmart parking lot located in New Jersey. The two people were charged with numerous counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.