Massive Drug Bust In New England Leads To 645 Arrests
DEA seized 17.9 kilograms of fentanyl, $1. 2million in cash, and 51 illicit firearms.
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The operation, which ran for two weeks, also led to the removal of fifty-one illicit firearms from the street-level. Once again speaking with 22News, DEA agent Brian Boyle spoke about the aim of his operation. “DEA’s top priority is to aggressively pursue anyone who distributes these deadly drugs,” he explained. “Those arrested need to be held accountable for their actions because they have chosen to distribute this poison and profit from the misery they spread.”
It’s unclear as to how 645 people were wrapped up in the operation, but with an expected haul of $1.2 million, it’s clear this one ran deep. Given the ongoing opioid crisis ravaging the United States, is it really surprising to see Drug Enforcement Agents mobilizing to battle the spread head-on? Read the full report below.