New York police teamed up with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigators to seize enough fentanyl and other dangerous drugs to kill up to 32 million people–270 pounds worth. The drug seizure became the largest drug bust in New York City history.
DEA agents joined with the New York Police Department to seize nearly 270 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin, the New York Post reported. “The sheer volume of fentanyl pouring into the city is shocking,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said in a written statement. “The city is used as a hub of regional distribution for a lethal substance that is taking thousands of lives throughout the Northeast.” Fentanyl can produce deadly consequences in doses of just two to three milligrams, PIX 11 reported. Officials said the quantities seized could have led to the 32 million lethal doses.
Initially, investigators found 140 pounds of fentanyl in one raid at the Kew Garden apartments. Additionally, law enforcement officers found 59 pounds of fentanyl that had been mixed with other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine.
Agents arrested Rogelio Alvarado-Robles and Blanca Flores-Solis during the initial raid.
A second raid, carried out this month, led to the seizure of 55 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in the Bronx. The raid led to the arrests of Edwin Guzman, 35, and Manuel Rivera-Santana, 32.
Earlier this year, Breitbart Texas reported a warning to law enforcement officers nationwide about the dangers of contacting fentanyl dust. The warning came after an Ohio police officer passed out after merely brushing some fentanyl dust off of his shirt. He brushed the dust away with his bare hand, leaving him unconscious. After medical teams saved his life, he continued experiencing chest pains, headaches, and fatigue.
(CNN) More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.
Those are the findings of a new report produced by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. agency focusing on labor rights, and the Walk Free Foundation, an international NGO working to end modern slavery.
The report estimates that last year, 25 million people were in forced labor -- made to work under threat or coercion -- and 15 million people were in forced marriage.
More on modern slavery, from The CNN Freedom Project
It's impossible to know exactly how many people are living in modern slavery, and different studies have produced different estimates. One reason is that modern slavery is a hidden crime that's difficult to identify. Another is that different studies use different definitions of slavery, with some including forced marriage, for example, and others not.
In the past, two of the most widely quoted figures have been those produced separately by the ILO and the Walk Free Foundation. But this report, called The 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, marks the first time the ILO and the Walk Free Foundation have collaborated to produce worldwide slavery figures.
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