Home Local News NEBRASKA AUTHORITIES SEIZE 33 POUNDS OF LETHAL DRUG

NEBRASKA AUTHORITIES SEIZE 33 POUNDS OF LETHAL DRUG

168
0
SHARE

Federal authorities have arrested a man after what officials say is was the largest seizure of the drug fentanyl ever in Nebraska.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested 27-year-old Edgar Navarro-Aguirre on Wednesday after seizing about 33 pounds of the drug, which is an opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin.

Tiny doses of fentanyl can be fatal.

The seized drugs have a street value of $15-million dollars.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Navarro-Aguirre was traveling on an Amtrak train and was waiting at the Omaha station when agents noticed a suspicious bag.

After getting approval to search the bag, they found the fentanyl.

Navarro-Aguirre faces charges of possession with intent to distribute a substance containing fentanyl.

His initial federal court appearance will be Friday afternoon.