Law Enforcement Officials Seize Enough Fentanyl To Kill Over 14 Million People In Massive Sting

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More than 120 law enforcement officers from 30 different agencies in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas arrested dozens of people involved in an alleged drug trafficking ring and seized enough fentanyl to kill more than 14 million people in a sting called Operation Cookout.

The operation names 39 defendants in a conspiracy to possess large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base. Officers seized 30 kilograms of fentanyl, 30 kilograms of heroin, 5 kilograms of cocaine, over $700,000 in cash and two-dozen firearms, according to a Thursday statement from the Justice Department.

Thirty-five of the defendants were arrested.

Read more at The Hill.



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