The most popular way that fentanyl enters the United States is not via our border with Mexico; primarily, it arrives here by mail.
The fentanyl load was enough for more than 100 million lethal doses of the drug, a synthetic opioid that has fueled an epidemic of U.S. overdose deaths.
Fentanyl: One of the greatest drug threats to communities and law enforcement agents is now also threatening the lives of narcotics detection dogs.
On January 10, President Trump signed the INTERDICT Act. The Act allows CBP to buy chemical screening devices that can detect fentanyl and other opioids.
Many Americans have heard about the nation’s opioid epidemic. However, not many understand exactly how it’s happening, the players involved and the damage.
For Americans under the age of 50, a drug overdoses is now the leading cause of death - and we can blame heroin, fentanyl and other opioid drugs.
More than 200 people overdosed in the Midwest and Northeast in just one week on heroin tainted with substances like carfentanil. What is the source?