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Border Patrol agents discover fentanyl strapped to man’s thighs

TUCSON - U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 near Amado, Ariz. arrested a man transporting fentanyl in bags taped to his body on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tucson Sector agents encountered a 19-year-old American male during a routine immigration inspections of a passenger shuttle van, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agents questioned the man and performed a  search, which led to the discovery of pills taped to the individual’s thighs.

The pills were determined to be fentanyl after tests showed positive results.

Agents then proceeded to seize the pills, totaling 243 grams, and arrested the subject.
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Carla Litto

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