During a traffic stop in Arizona, USA, a police dog assisted border patrol agents in sniffing out $2 million worth of smuggled fentanyl, according to officials.
Patricia McGurk-Daniel, Yuma Sector’s Chief Patrol Agent, announced this on Twitter.
The drugs were discovered at a checkpoint along Interstate 8 near Yuma and weighed more than 192 pounds, enough to kill 48 million people.
According to public US Customs and Border Protection statistics, the amount of fentanyl seized during the traffic stop was greater than the total amount of fentanyl seized in the Yuma Sector during Fiscal Year 2022.
McGurk-Daniel shared photos that show packets of the deadly drug apparently hidden inside car seats.
Fentanyl, a nervous system induced drug, is 50 times more potent than heroin.
Fentanyl was also found hidden inside the gas tank of the car.