As the border crisis continues apace the amount of fentanyl pouring across the border is reaching shocking levels.
Between March 6th and May 8th federal agents in Arizona seized a whopping 2,000 pounds of fentanyl – enough to kill over 450 million people.
The seizure was part of a two month long multi-agency investigation. The drugs were found along four points of entry along the southern border and two checkpoints. One driver alone was carrying over 400 pounds of the deadly drug – it could kill almost 100 million Americans.
This comes as new CDC data shows fentanyl overdose deaths tripled from 2016 to 2021. A separate report shows fentanyl was the leading cause of death for adults under the age of 45 between 2020 and 2021.
U.S. lawmakers are considering declaring fentanyl a threat to national security.