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One cooler had two fentanyl bricks underneath the fish slices (Photo: OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL NARCOTICS PROSECUTOR FOR NYC)

Investigators find $100G worth of fentanyl wrapped in fish filets

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Monday, February 12, 2018, 19:00 (GMT + 9)

Investigators hooked quite a catch in the Bronx — $100,000 worth of deadly fentanyl wrapped in fresh fish filets, authorities said Thursday.

Bricks of the killer opioid were found stuffed inside Styrofoam coolers placed in the backseat of an Acura during a Feb. 1 search in Parkchester, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor said.

Law enforcement working a drug-trafficking case got a warrant to inspect the 2017 white Acura MDX near the intersection of Leland Ave. and Archer St.

One cooler had two fentanyl bricks underneath the fish slices, plus a third block hidden in vacuum-sealed chili. The other cooler held another fentanyl chunk smothered in filets.

The cooler had another fentanyl brick smothered in filets. (OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL NARCOTICS PROSECUTOR FOR NYC)

The fish covering up the nearly nine pounds of the synthetic opioid appeared to be tilapia.

Investigators initially believed they made a cocaine bust, but analysis in the NYPD lab revealed the bricks were fashioned from fentanyl.

The powerful drug is often mixed for sale with heroin, cocaine and other synthetic drugs. The deaths of rock Hall of Famers Tom Petty and Prince were both linked to fentanyl...

By ANDREW KESHNER / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Read full story here


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