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Feds seize 30,000 fentanyl pills smuggled through Tohono O’odham reservation

TUCSON – Federal authorities say they recently seized 30,000 fentanyl pills and more than $100,000 worth of other drugs during an operation in Arizona.

According to the U.S. Department of Interior, the operation was related to a Bureau of Indian Affairs Drug Enforcement joint investigation into large amounts of fentanyl pills from a Mexican drug trafficking organization.

Investigators say the drugs were being transported into the U.S. through Points of Entry located on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Authorities say three non-Indian subjects were taken into custody during the operation.



Paul Birmingham

Paul Birmingham is an Investigative Producer for KVOA News 4 Tucson. He is a three time Edward R. Murrow award winner, native Tucsonan, and a proud Arizona Wildcat.

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