Agents discover record amount of fentanyl in drug bust on US border

Officials in the US have seized 114kg (254lbs) of fentanyl, in what is being described as the biggest haul they have ever detected.

The synthetic drug has been fuelling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, and the stash was discovered in a secret compartment underneath a load of Mexican produce headed for Arizona.

A scan of the tractor-trailer had unearthed “some anomalies” in the load – with police dogs alerting officers to the presence of drugs.

The seized fentanyl had an overall street value of $3.5m (£2.67m), and most of it was in powdered form.

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Source: Sky News