The FBI Cleveland Cartel Gang Narcotics and Laundering Task Force announced a massive drug bust stemming from warrants issued in Cleveland and Painesville earlier this week.
Law enforcement seized more than 80 pounds of suspected fentanyl and other drugs. Officials say the net amount of fentanyl seized is valued at $5.2 million and is enough to kill 20 million people.
FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Gregory Nelsen said “The sheer volume of drugs recovered during this seizure is astounding.”
The operation stemmed from an investigation into the Ohio brand of a drug trafficking organization that is based out of Mexico. Collaboration between local officials and the FBI also saw the arrest of two of the organization’s operatives.