Fentanyl has received increased attention in recent years as a contributor to the country's opioid crisis, which kills an average of 115 Americans each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The trooper followed the truck with emergency lights for two miles before the truck finally pulled over.
The drugs seized in the Nebraska bust have a street value of approximately $20 million, Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc told The Washington Post. The compartment contained 42 foil-wrapped packages containing 118lbs of powdery substance that turned out to be fentanyl.
The 46-year-old truck driver, Felipe Genao-Minaya, and his 52-year-old passenger Nelson Nunez - both from New Jersey - were arrested on charges of suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.
The state officials initially thought the discovered substance was cocaine but the testings proved that the drugs were "entirely fentanyl".
Gov. Pete Ricketts honored the agency and specific troopers who took part in the drug busts during a ceremony that was held at the State Capitol on Thursday.
The quantity was enough to kill more than 26 million people, the Kansas City Star reported. Both men were lodged in Buffalo County Jail. The police officers showed symptoms of overdose after exposure to fentanyl found in a cigarette box inside the vehicle.
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