Appearing United States Lawyer for the District of Nebraska says an interdiction operation in Omaha has resulted in one of many largest fentanyl seizures the nation has ever seen.
Authorities say a 27-yr-previous California man was arrested Wednesday. He’s accused of transporting greater than 15 kilos, or 33 kilos, of the damaging drug.
“This fentanyl seizure is the most important ever in Nebraska and one of many largest within the nation,” a information launched from the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace stated.
Fentanyl is an opioid drug forty to 50 occasions stronger than heroin. Native specialists say it solely takes a small quantity, about three milligrams, for the drug to be deadly.
With that in thoughts, the quantity seized by authorities can be sufficient to kill roughly four.9 million individuals, or about the complete populations of Iowa and Nebraska.
The identify of the person and the federal fees and penalties shall be made out there at a information convention Thursday afternoon, authorities say.
The U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace says the case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nebraska State Patrol.