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Are Fentanyl Trafficking Routes Shifting on the US-Mexico Border?

Over the last eight months, US officials have seized more illicit fentanyl at Arizona’s ports of entry than anywhere else on the US-Mexico border, suggesting a possible shift in synthetic drug trafficking routes.

  • Isaac Norris
  • InSight Crime

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than 5 million fentanyl pills at the Nogales port of entry in southern Arizona throughout March, according to Michael Humphries, director of CBP’s operations at the port.

The seizures form part of a larger trend among the 10 international ports of entry covered by CBP’s…

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