Police seize enough fentanyl to kill 14 million, make 35 arrests in massive drug bust

Police seize enough fentanyl to kill 14 million, make 35 arrests in massive drug bust
Fentanyl: more dangerous than heroin. (Image: Screen grab of Inside Edition video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Kudos to the cops.]

Officers from 30 law enforcement agencies across Virginia, Texas and North Carolina indicted 39 people on 106 charges and seized enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people in a massive three-day operation.

Of the 39 indictments, four suspects are on the run and 35 have been arrested “for their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base in Hampton Roads” between North Carolina and Virginia since 2016, according to a Thursday statement from the Justice Department.

Officers also seized 24 firearms including one AK-47, 30 kilograms of heroin, 5 kilograms of cocaine, 30 kilograms of fentanyl and over $700,000 in cash in the bust called “Operation Cookout.”

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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger explained the fatality of that much fentanyl during a press conference.

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