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D.C. police seize 265 pounds of synthetic drugs at NW warehouse

D.C. police this week confiscated at least $2.3 million worth of synthetic drugs that were stored in a warehouse in Northwest Washington and destined for sale throughout the District, according to law enforcement officials and court documents.

“This is a massive and unprecedented seizure,” said Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham, standing next to tables piled high with evidence bags filled with 19,247 small packets of strawberry-flavored drugs branded “Bizarro.” The total weight of the drugs was 265 pounds, police said.

VIDEO: Trends in Public Health Intelligence

Vlog with Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah
Public Health Analyst at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

As a society we need to continue investing in enhancing our health care practices and research. Currently, there are a few key areas in public health intelligence that are supporting global public health emergency response efforts. In this video public health analyst, Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah, elaborates on the importance for governments to invest in prevention, detection, and response to combating threats to global health security and how public health professionals can to take action to improve capacity in these areas as part of their commitment to protecting health.