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Massive Amount of Drugs Seized from Alleged Cartel Smuggler

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Police in Tacoma, Washington seized approximately 87,000 fentanyl pills, 83 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, and arrested an alleged drug trafficker connected to a Mexican cartel.

The suspect reportedly transported large drug shipments from the US-Mexico border to Tacoma for distribution.

“During the investigation, it was uncovered that the suspect had connections with cartel members near the United States Southern Border,” Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer William Muse stated.

“Subsequently, the suspect would transport large quantities of narcotics back to Tacoma for distribution along the Pacific Avenue Corridor.”

Investigators valued the seized drugs at $550,000 and also confiscated several firearms, including a loaded handgun with armor-piercing bullets.

A search of the suspect’s home uncovered more guns, some reported stolen, and additional armor-piercing ammunition.

Officials hailed the operation as a success in addressing the opioid crisis and curbing violence related to drug trafficking.

“This investigation and subsequent arrest represent a significant victory in addressing the opioid and fentanyl crisis while also mitigating the violence linked with narcotics trafficking,” Muse wrote.

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