Mexican cartels making 'mass quantities' of fentanyl pills: US

Mexican cartels making 'mass quantities' of fentanyl pills: USUS authorities warned Monday that “mass quantities” of counterfeit prescription drugs laced with the opioid fentanyl are being produced in Mexico for distribution in North America. A sample of tablets seized in the US found that 27 percent contained potentially lethal doses of fentanyl, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that US authorities blame for more than 100 deaths a day in the United States.



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