(JustPatriots.com)- The entire population of Dallas, Texas, could have been put to death with just four pounds of fentanyl powder, according to a report released Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that one kilogram of fentanyl contains around 500,000 potentially fatal doses. Therefore, the seizure at the Nogales Port of Entry had enough fentanyl powder to kill almost 1.5 million people. The port director, Michael W. Humphries, tweeted on Monday that CBP had also recovered 625,000 fentanyl tablets, 12,000 of which were what is known as “rainbow fentanyl,” or candy-colored pills.
Since October, nearly 10,000 pounds of fentanyl have been intercepted by CBP agents, according to government data.
Rainbow fentanyl pills have also recently been discovered by authorities in many states, who have now issued warnings that the substance is frequently used to entice kids in locations like Washington. Oregon, Alaska, and West Virginia are other states where the colorful tablets have been found.
The DCNF didn’t get any new information regarding the latest seizures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
On March 17, 2022, in the most significant narcotics seizure in Orange County in 16 years, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office charged two drug dealers from Buena Park with felonies after finding enough fentanyl inside a minivan to kill 4.7 million people. Fentanyl may be fatal in doses as low as 2 milligrams; investigators found 20.5 pounds.
Buena Park police stopped a minivan leaving a Buena Park residence and found 821 pounds of meth, 189.7 pounds of cocaine, and 20.5 pounds of fentanyl tablets inside.
According to Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, “millions of unwitting people have the grim reaper looming over their shoulder, and they have no idea how close they are to dying from taking a single tablet.”
Fentanyl is cheap, simple to obtain, and can kill thousands of unwary Americans who don’t have to die. It also kills our children, employees, and thousands of other people. Drug traffickers worry about their bottom line and making the most money possible; they don’t care about you or your loved ones. An estimated 40% of illegal drugs contain fentanyl, so it’s not a question of if but when someone you know and love passes away from fentanyl. We must stop this dangerous drug epidemic and save lives.