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Monday, February 12, 2018

33 pounds of fentanyl – enough to wipe out Massachusetts – seized in Boston

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.”

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the DEA ever eve wonder who the Fu** makes this crap and how it gets shipped? Do they even consider the sources of this crap? Why are we in Afghanistan?

Why do they wait until it gets local so they can get it all through the court system?
It pays lawyers, judges, rehab services and a whole money market of lawyer driven business. It's a banging new business here.

What a shame on us.

Anonymous said...

What a shame it would be to lose MA. Not!

Anonymous said...

Why are we in Afghanistan? Easy answer OPIUM!

It began in the late 1970's and exploded in the early 1990's. Highly doubt it will stop either since its part of the US economy!

Anonymous said...

February 12, 2018 at 9:43 PM

Try drinking another cup of coffee or something then try writing a coherent statement again please.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What a shame it would be to lose MA. Not!
February 13, 2018 at 5:43 AM

I'm not that fond of that area or its' people either but that was an ignorant thing to say.

Anonymous said...

Wipe out Massachusetts? That would be a lot of Democrats!

Anonymous said...

926 - Wipe out Massachusetts? That would be a lot of Democrats!

Well if the Fentanyl won't, I'm sure the upcoming movie "Chappaquiddick" - with Jason Clarke (Steady Teddy Kennedy), Kate Mara (Mary Jo Kopechne), Bruce Dern (Pops Kennedy) and Ed Helms (Joe Gargan) - will eliminate the rest of the Mass Democratic group for good!

The cover up, alibi's and money to help Ted. Talk about beating a dead horse from WAY back in 1969....WOW!!!!!

Anonymous said...

9:22...this is a "war on drugs". In case you haven't heard it was going on before your time. Stay out of it with foolish remarks.

Anonymous said...

Our biggest import problem for this drug is from China.

Anonymous said...

225
You are so naive.
The war on drugs was ALWAYS fake.

It is a war on people.

If there were a war on drugs, then the government would be destroying PLANTS from which people manufacture drugs.
Instead the soldiers are guarding the friggin' poppy fields!

Wake up