Enough drugs to kill 14 million people, record seizure


Authorities in Virginia made a record seizure, getting hold of enough drugs to kill 14 million people.

More precisely, the police seized 30 kilograms of fentanyl, 30 kilos of heroin, 5 kilograms of cocaine, 24 firearms and 700,000 US dollars in an operation called "Cookout".

"Thanks to this seizure of illicit narcotics, this operation helps save lives here and elsewhere," said Attorney General Zachary Terwilliger, in an interview with NBC.

Drug trafficking started in 2016, according to the accusations. The suspects allegedly bought the drugs from Mexico, California and New York. In Virginia, they were moving narcotics through hatches hidden in cars and doing business in empty parking lots and properties.

"The 106 charges clearly demonstrate that this dangerous and illegal smuggling has a direct impact on our neighborhoods and our community," said Michael K. Lamonea, an officer responsible for homeland security matters.

The raid led to the arrest of 35 people, currently detained.

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