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120 Pounds (54 kg) of Fentanyl Seized in Nebraska

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-05-25 05:11:23

Record US fentanyl bust 'enough to kill 26 million people' []

Nearly 120lbs (54kg) of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic painkiller, has been seized by police in Nebraska - one of the largest busts in US history.

The drugs, seized last month, could kill over 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Police found the fentanyl in a fake compartment of a lorry. The driver and a passenger were arrested.

[...] It was the largest seizure of fentanyl in state history, Nebraska State Patrol said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

[...] Just 2mg of fentanyl - or a few grains of table salt - is a lethal dosage for most people, and even exposure can cause a fatal reaction, according to the DEA [].

Another estimate: they could make 260 million people pain-free for a day.

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