President Trump and his administration continue fighting against the opioid epidemic that is plaguing America, and are experiencing success.
Under Trump’s leadership, law enforcement has been allowed to do their jobs again, and have begun arresting criminals and illegals who traffic in these dangerous drugs.
Recently, authorities in Boston, Massachusetts, seized 33 pounds of the deadly opioid fentanyl, which is enough to kill every person in the state of Massachusetts, in a massive drug bust.
The bust was the result of a months-long operation, which targeted street dealers linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.
Law enforcement estimates that the amount of drugs seized would be enough to have killed millions of people, and thankfully, these deaths have now been avoided.
As reported by FoxNews
Boston authorities said they seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl—enough to kill millions of people—in connection with one of Massachusetts’ biggest drug busts ever.
In announcing the results of a six-month wiretap probe called “Operation High Hopes,” prosecutors said the synthetic opioid was being sold on the street by a drug gang with links to Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa Cartel, the drug organization once led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
“I want to be clear about the size and scope here,” District Attorney Daniel Conley said at a news conference Thursday. “Massachusetts’ fentanyl trafficking statute covers quantities greater than 10 grams. That threshold represents less than 1/1000 of the quantity we’ve taken off the street.”
He said the number of overdoses the seized fentanyl could have caused “is truly staggering.”
“Individuals who buy and sell at this level aren’t users,” Conley said. “They’re not small-time dealers, either. They’re certainly not selling to support a habit. They’re trafficking in addictive substances that claim more lives in Massachusetts than all homicides, all suicides, and all car crashes, statewide, combined.”