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PHOTO: Drug traffickers use Travis Kelce wrappers to traffic fentanyl

Written by SECURITY on 2/11/2024 · 1:11 pm

USA. – In a surprising operation before Super Bowl LVIII, Authorities in the United States seized large doses of fentanyl which reveals the strategies of Mexican cartels to approach potential young consumers. In an attempt to take advantage of the joy before the championship game National Football League (NFL)these criminal groups produced a series of wrappers with the name and image of Travis Kelcetight end Kansas City Chiefs, with drug traffic.

The technique used was disclosed by the authorities in Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), whose agents seized these packages in New York. According to the drug enforcement agency, fentanyl has recently been seized on the East Coast, and drug traffickers are even taking advantage of the excitement of Super Bowl LVIII to attract new clients.

Fentanyl labeled Travis Kelce

The small bags, marked in red with the name of the player from Ohio, accompanied by his image and a pair of lightning bolts on the sides, were taken to the DEA laboratory in New York to analyze their contents.

According to DEA reports on the areas of influence of criminal groups andIn the United States, the Sinaloa Cartel is the Mexican organization with the largest presence in NY, expanding its domain to several of the most populous cities in the neighboring country, such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia and San Antonio.

This search comes amid growing concerns about the presence and activity of Mexican cartels in the United States. In September 2023, the tragic case of a 14-month-old child who died in New York after being poisoned by exposure to a dose of fentanyl stored in the Divino Niño Day Care nursery was announced. Shortly after, federal agents found a warehouse with about 18 kilograms of fentanyl in the Bronx, a block from the daycare where the tragedy occurred.

Agent Frank Tarentino, who oversees the DEA division in New York, warned that “the cartels are definitely here,” pointing to the city as a point of great attraction for criminal organizations because of its status as a destination. and its connection to Interstate 95, the main highway on the East Coast.

Source: Tribune

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