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Colorado Patrol seizes enough fentanyl to kill 25 million people

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Colorado Patrolofficers seized 114 pounds of pure fentanyl on the highway on June 6.

Colorado Patrol EmployeesTell Fox News that the agency stopped the car heading for Denver on Interstate 70 near Georgetown when they made the discovery. did.

114 pounds of pure fentanyl powder was under the passenger and driver's seats, reachable through a trapdoor, and made of 48 1 kg bricks.

The Colorado Gazettefirst reported on the discovery.

A spokesman told Fox News that authorities believed it was the largest seizure of pure fentanyl powder made on US highways.

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Officers with the Colorado State Patrol made a seizure of 114 pounds of pure fentanyl on a highway on June 6.

Colorado Patrol officers seized 114 pounds of pure fentanyl on the highway on June 6th. ..(Colorado Patrol)

Colorado Patrol Smuggling, Trafficking and Prevention Unit Captain Bill Berkeley may retaliate from the Mexican cartel Therefore, the agency said it did not disclose the driver's identity. He didn't say why the car stopped.

"They don't care about anything other than making money," Berkeley said.

Berkeley said drug investigations are being conducted in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Department.

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Pour into the US and Colorado, saying the cartel is "designing" the trap compartment, which he said the drug is on.

"This is a continuous cat and mouse game between law enforcement and cartels. They are actually hiring people to design trap compartments," Berkeley said. rice field. "Whether it's the I-70, the I-25, or the secondary highway that enters our state, I think there's something every hour every day."

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According to DEA numbers,1 kilogram fentanylcan kill up to 500,000 people. According to those figures, the June 6 bust could kill more than 25 million people.

From January to May, more than 2 million fentanyl units were confiscated by Colorado state authorities. This is higher than last year's amount.

Fox News' Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

Adam Sabes is a writer for FoxNews Digital. Story tips can be sent toAdam.Sabes@fox.comand Twitter@asabes10.