The Mexican Navy and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized 2.5 tons of methamphetamine and 100,000 fentanyl pills headed to the U.S. Authorities made the bust last week after spotting a speedboat, which was transporting five people in an irregular manner near Ensenada, Mexico.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reporting a number of disturbing encounters with cartels at the U.S.-Mexico border. It released several pictures Wednesday, which purportedly show armed cartel members taunting the state’s National Guard soldiers in the region.
For the first time in six years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert after agents arrested more than 800 people and seized 1.8 million counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco and DEA Administrator Annie Milgram announced along with the synthetic pills, 712 kilograms of fentanyl powder and 158 weapons were also seized.