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DEA Busts a Staggering Amount of Fentanyl

Enough to kill 2M people found in house in Westchester, NY
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2019 10:34 AM CST
Suspected fentanyl is seen on a table as officials announce federal drug, firearm and immigration charges against 30 defendants from the city of Lawrence, Mass., May 30, 2017, in Boston.   (Jessica Rinaldi /The Boston Globe via AP)

(Newser) – "The fentanyl alone has the potency to kill nearly over 2 million people." This from Ray Donovan, special agent with the New York division of the DEA, about a drug bust on Friday morning in suburban Westchester County that yielded five kilos of fentanyl and six kilos of heroin. Braulio Mata, 31, Jose Garcia, 44, Ramon Aracena Alfe, 47, Dionell Duarte Hernandez, 32, and Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe, 22, were arrested, reports ABC News. The operation also yielded cutting agents, grinders, and baggies, reports ABC 7; concealed compartments in furniture also concealed baggies of drugs, says the DEA. The owner of the home says he rented it and had no knowledge of illegal activity. (Read more fentanyl stories.)

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