In an Arizona traffic check, the Border Patrol finds fentanyl worth $4.3 million.
Phoenix – Border Patrol detained two Americans on Wednesday after finding 340 bundles of fentanyl tablets close to Gila Bend, according to the authorities.
Agents pulled over a white Chevy Equinox that had off Interstate 8 at milepost 115, and while doing so, they found several black duffel bags inside the car.
According to a press release, the female driver, who was visibly tense, gave her approval for agents to inspect the car.
Packages wrapped in cellophane and black tape were discovered in three bags. Additionally, according to the press statement, they were covered in axle grease, a common technique for hiding narcotic odors.
Agents found 340 bundles of fentanyl tablets totaling 187 pounds and believed to be worth $4.3 million after further investigation.