Mexico Seizes Largest Ever Shipment of Fentanyl Drugs

The pure Fentanyl by itself would have a street value of $1.2 billion, according to Drug Enforcement Agency numbers reported by El Financiero.

A kilo of Fentanyl costs about $2,000 to produce and can reach a street value of up to $20 million.

The pure fentanyl by itself would have a street value of $1.2 billion, according to Drug Enforcement Agency numbers reported by El Financiero.

The shipment was intercepted Aug. 19 at a Mexican Army checkpoint near San Luis Rio Colorado, a city across the Colorado River from Yuma, Ariz.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate that is much cheaper to produce than heroin.  A kilo of Fentanyl costs about $2,000 to produce and can reach a street value of up to $20 million.

According to the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, China is the primary source for Fentanyl smuggled into the United States.

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