US police make record-breaking drug bust in Nebraska | USA News | Al Jazeera

US police make record-breaking drug bust in Nebraska

The $20m-worth of fentanyl, found in a hidden compartment of a truck, is enough to kill 26 million people, according to US drug enforcement officials.

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    Police in the United States have made a record-breaking seizure of an illegal drug - with enough doses to kill millions of people.

    Fentanyl worth $20m was found hidden in a truck during a routine traffic stop in Nebraska.

    The synthetic drug is up to 50 times more potent than heroin.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports.


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