Arizona Border Patrol Finds Over 500,000 Fentanyl Pills in Two Days at One Port of Entry
Fentanyl plagues the state: “‘Fentazona,’ that is what they are calling Arizona on the streets.”
The border patrol at Port of Nogales in Arizona found over 500,000 fentanyl pills on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a reason why people on the street call Arizona “Fentazona.” I’ll explain later.
Port Director Michael Humphries listed the confiscation on Twitter:
- 10,400 pills in a purse
- 114,800 pills & 10.3 lbs cocaine in dash
- 297,000 pills in frame rails and a false compartment of a car.
- 134,200 pills in the rocker panels of a car
- 21,000 pills & 60.3 lbs meth in doors/seats
One port of entry, one weekend. 5 major fentanyl smuggling busts by CBP. https://t.co/t78zlMmYqc
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 25, 2022
We talk a lot about Texas and the border crisis but I see a lot of the fentanyl stories are in Arizona.
The Arizona Republic‘s feature “Fentazona” in September analyzed fentanyl’s usage in the “increase in opioid overdose deaths” in the state:
Jennifer Govan, clinical director for the Scottsdale Recovery Center, which has inpatient and outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder in adults, said nearly all the patients her center is seeing are primarily struggling with fentanyl.
“For us to see anything but fentanyl is extremely rare,” she said. “Once or twice a month we might see someone still using heroin.”
And fentanyl comes in a powder form that illegal drug manufacturers can put into anything, not just pills.
Some patients will say they aren’t using fentanyl, not realizing that it’s been added to the methamphetamine or cocaine or whatever it is that they have been taking, Govan said.
“It’s being added to everything, hence the increase in addiction. … It is extremely addictive,” she said. “They don’t necessarily know they are getting fentanyl in their methamphetamine or MDA (methylenedioxyamphetamine) or whatever it might be, but they are.”
It turns out that “Arizona is one of the cheapest places in the country for buying pills containing fentanyl.”
“‘Fentazona,’ that is what they are calling Arizona on the streets,” said John Koch, director of community engagement for Community Medical Services.
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Time for the sellers, transporters, creators etc. to have to do “field testing” of their product when apprehended (and before Biden lets them go) to see if it is fentanyl or not.
Just pop a handful and we will wait…..
In Arizona there are Mexican US citizens who traffic this sh*t while their babies are in the car. They do this as a day job. It’s easy for cartels to recruit their own people inside the US to help them. They use their ethnic brethren to traffic. Mesa Arizona had a smoke store owned by 2 Black Men selling fake codeine pills that were actually fentanyl.
Maybe Mexico could clean up the drug lords pumping this garbage into the U.S.
It would be a shame if this were considered an act of war or something…..
Good luck. The drug lords have better troops and weapons than the government does.
the cartels are heavily armed, true–they definitely possess mil-spec weaponry, true but our (and the world’s) response is not dependent on equipment or personnel
don’t know the exact numbers but believe overdose deaths in our country topped 100k in the last fiscal year with over 75% of those attributed to fentanyl directly or in it’s addition to other narcotics
think of that–70 or 80k americans dead from the stuff–we need to interdict the flow directly a la the israeli method of precision strikes against the cartels themselves, against the capitans, the jefes–jail the traffickers / mules for sure but take-out the honchos directly, permanently
Ready to take on China too? With this bidenized military?
So Mexico is China’s drug war proxy?
“It’s being added to everything, hence the increase in addiction. … It is extremely addictive,”
FINALLY… an answer to the original question of why cartels are lacing their crap with stuff that kills their customer base. They’re just getting the dose wrong.
I’ve said as much before about drug dealers being awful chemists.
Also, it is incredibly cheap.
FINALLY… an answer to the original question of why cartels are lacing their crap with stuff that kills their customer base.
Truth be told the drug cartels can kill as many of their customer base as they want as there always will be a steady supply of replacement addicts to take their place. So it doesn’t matter to them in the least as they cut their drugs with cheaply made Chinese fentanyl – it’s all just profit to them.
My comment probably wasn’t entirely clear.
The original conundrum was, why spike pills with a drug nobody meant to buy, and which kills them? There didn’t seem to be any upside to doing this.
The answer is, with a PROPER dose, to get them hooked on something even MORE addictive. OK, this makes sense.
If this much fentanyl came through a port of entry, how much came across the river or over the fence?
I have to say, Fentanyl has turned into God’s gift to Republicans this year. Kari Lake gets asked about the border, she immediately answers with Fentanyl. She no longer has to dicker with newsloons about whether admitting millions of illegal, infected, and possibly criminal aliens into the US every year is a good thing or a bad thing. Not even newsloons can argue that fentanyl might be a good thing.
George *”Fentanyl” Floyd syndrome. Some, Select [Black] Lives Matter
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