23 de marzo de 2017

NARCO Atribuyen 32 muertes en Phx a falso OxyContin mexicano

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Phoenix.- Authorities say they have uncovered a disturbing new trend in drug trafficking in Arizona in which addicts are taking counterfeit OxyContin pills that are laced with the more powerful painkiller fentanyl. The Drug Enforcement Administration says the counterfeit pills are responsible for the overdose deaths of 32 people in metro Phoenix over the last 18 months.

 Officials say the addicts don't know they're taking a more powerful drug. Agents started seeing the pills being smuggled through Arizona two years ago, but those tablets were headed to the East Coast and San Francisco area.

 But agents started working with Maricopa County officials to identify such overdose victims when the pills started popping up in Arizona. The DEA says the fentanyl-laced pills are produced mostly by Mexican drug cartels..........................................