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CBP officers seize over 10,000 fentanyl pills

Fentanyl seized
Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 19:28:02-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 10,000 fentanyl pills at the Port of Entry.

CBP says the pills were hidden inside a body-shaping garment.

Currently, there have been around 44,944 (YTD) Drug Seizure Events that have taken place this year by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Drug seizure

Fentanyl contributed to the greatest number of overdose deaths in Pima County.

The Pima County Mountly Surveillance Report shows a jump of nearly 118 Fentanyl-related overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020.

Fentanyl overdose deaths in Pima County

RELATED: DEA working to curb fentanyl availability as overdose deaths rise

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