Border Officials Seized Record Amount of Fentanyl in 1st 4 Months of 2021


  •  Border agents seized more fentanyl in the first four months of the year than they did in all 12 months of 2020.
  • That's according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, who say agents confiscated 6,494 pounds of the drug by the end of April.

  • That compares to 4,776 pounds that was seized the previous year. The uptick is consistent with a trend that's seen seizures consistently increase since 2018, CBP reports.

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