DEA Seizes A Record-Breaking $20 Million In Fentanyl In Southern California

The Gateway Pundit

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it had seized approximately 1 million fake pills containing fentanyl in Inglewood, California, nine days earlier.

According to a statement from the DEA, the pills were seized on July 5 during a raid of a southern California home. The home is tied to a Los Angeles-area drug trafficking organization with links to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.

According to the agency, the seizure is the largest ever made by the DEA in California. The fake pills have an estimated street value of $15-$20 million.

“This massive seizure disrupted the flow of dangerous amounts of fentanyl into our streets and probably saved many lives,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Bill Bodner.

Los Angeles DEA agents, aided by the DEA New York Division Tactical Diversion Squad and the Hawthorne Police Department, began investigating the potential cartel-related drug ring in May. The group identified the Southern California narcotic couriers and stash house managers responsible for distributing the narcotics. After identifying the suspect, the agency conducted the raid on the Inglewood home.

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