Former Mexican Police Officer indicted for possessing approximately 33Kilos of Fentanyl a substance 50 times more potent than heroin the leading factor in the fight against the opioid crisis in the United States right now.
Assmir Contreras-Martinez of Mexico was pulled over by law enforcement in texas where the officers found over 30 kilograms of what was believed to be cocaine at first later testing positive as Fentanyl.
The amount of Fentanyl found in Martinez Ford explorer could have potentially killed over 10 million Americans. Martinez, a resident of Arizona, Illegally immigrated to the united states in 2018. Martinez is a former law enforcement officer in Mexico; he confirmed that he was paid six grand to traffick the Fentanyl from California to Florida.
“Fentanyl is the number one threat causing our opioid epidemic in the United States,” Clyde E. Shelley, Jr., DEA special agent in charge of the Dallas Field Division, said in a statement. “This seizure alone has potentially saved millions of lives.”
Martinez if convicted, could face 30 years in federal prison and deportation upon release.
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