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.
#DEA #LA makes record-breaking bust of 1 million fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, which is the largest seizure of #fentanyl pills DEA has made in CA. The pills were intended for retail distribution & est. street value of $15-$20 million💵
— DEALosAngeles (@DEALOSANGELES) July 14, 2022
“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.