Feds say San Diego region ‘epicenter’ of fentanyl trafficking into U.S.

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Federal authorities said that fentanyl trafficking and drug seizures are on the rise in the San Diego region, which they described as “an epicenter” of fentanyl trafficking into the United States.Law enforcement in San Diego and Imperial counties seized 5,091 pounds of fentanyl from October 2021 to June 2022, which is around 60% of all fentanyl that has been seized at ports of entry across the nation during that same time span, according to statistics released by Border Patrol officials and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.“A decade ago, we didn’t even know about fentanyl, and now it’s a national crisis,” U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman said. “The amount of fentanyl we are seizing at the border is staggering. The number of fentanyl seizures and fentanyl-related deaths
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