(*50*) Patrol agents within the Tucson Sector found greater than 50 pounds of drugs containing suspected fentanyl hidden under the bed of a pickup this week as seizures of the artificial opioid proceed to surge on the southwest border.

Taking only one tablet containing the lethal substance might be deadly, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency says 42% of the illicit drugs examined for fentanyl comprise at the least two milligrams of the drug,which is taken into account to be a deadly dose.

Fentanyl drugs  
(U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminstration)

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U.S. Customs and (*50*) Protection reported they stopped a white Ford F-150 Monday morning on the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint close to Amado, Arizona, when a canine alerted agents to the truck.

Using the canine’s nostril and imaging expertise, the agents uncovered a compartment hidden under the bed the place a trove of 53 pounds of drugs was discovered.

U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado, Arizona, seized over 50 pounds of suspected fentanyl and arrested the driver of the vehicle on Oct. 11, 2021.

U.S. (*50*) Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint close to Amado, Arizona, seized over 50 pounds of suspected fentanyl and arrested the motive force of the automobile on Oct. 11, 2021.
(U.S. Customs and (*50*) Protection)

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A press launch mentioned that the drugs “tested positive for the characteristics of fentanyl.”

Agents arrested the 33-year-old driver of the automobile, described as a feminine U.S. citizen. She was handed over to the DEA for prosecution.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. 

A U.S. (*50*) Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park alongside the U.S.-Mexico border subsequent to Ciudad Juarez. 
(AP Photo/Russell Contrera)

Fentanyl is usually manufactured in Mexico, and cartels ship the illicit drug throughout the border for distribution throughout the U.S. the place opioid deaths have change into a disaster.

Officials have seized roughly 10,000 pounds of fentanyl on the southern border to date in fiscal yr 2021, together with 180,000 pounds of meth, 86,000 pounds of cocaine, 5,000 pounds of heroin and 311,000 pounds of marijuana.

Fox News’ Ashley Soriano contributed to this report.