World Feb 12

After El Chapo conviction, Sinaloa drug cartel carries on

Heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over its traditional territory in northwestern Mexico or seen its international reach curtailed.

Nation Jan 31

Packets of fentanyl mostly in powder form and methamphetamine, which U.S. Customs and Border Protection say they seized from a truck crossing into Arizona from Mexico, at the Port of Nogales, Arizona, on Jan. 31, 2019. Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Handout via REUTERS
U.S. border agency says fentanyl bust is its biggest ever

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is helping fuel a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.

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