Impressive seizure of fentanyl hidden in coconuts in Mexico

Impressive seizure of fentanyl hidden in coconuts in Mexico

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An impressive seizure of fentanyl hidden in coconuts was made by Mexican authorities in the north of the country last Thursday.

Authorities reveal that they seized about 300 kg of fentanyl, in an official statement from Mexico's Ministry of Justice.

Footage shared by authorities shows officials cracking coconuts to remove the drug from fruit.

Two people have been arrested for illegally transporting illicit substances, Reuters news agency reported.

Drug seizures are common in Mexico, and the powerful cartels are increasingly scrutinized by the authorities.

Remember that fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug, 100 times more powerful than morphine.

Health Canada has recorded a total number of 30,843 deaths apparently related to opioid poisoning between January 2016 and March 2022 in the country.

Between January and March 2022, 85% of fatal overdoses were attributable to fentanyl.