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Mexico announces record seizure of pure fentanyl

Mexico has announced the largest recorded seizure of pure fentanyl in the country’s history.

Police announced Thursday that five drug traffickers were arrested and 260 pounds of fentanyl were confiscated on Oct. 28, The Associated Press reported.

The Mexican army said a lab was found in the city of Culiacan, with it and storage of chemicals spanning five different buildings.

“This seizure of pure fentanyl is considered the largest in history,” the Mexican Defense Department said, according to the AP.

The alleged drug traffickers are going to be held in jail while awaiting their trial. 

Authorities say the lab worked with the Sinaloa cartel and made 70 million blue fentanyl pills a month, the AP reported.

The seizure comes after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced its largest seizure of cocaine going to New York in more than a decade.

Tags Drug Enforcement Administration Drugs Fentanyl Illegal drug trade Mexican Drug War Mexico Organized crime

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