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With the help of bee keepers police find over 1.2 million fentanyl pills

Culiacán, Sinaloa — In a large drug bust, police in the state of Sinaloa seized over 1.2 million fentanyl pills found in honeycombs. The seized pills were also found with kilos of methamphetamine and cocaine.

Elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) in the State of Sinaloa seized around 1,210,000 fentanyl pills, 70 kilos of methamphetamine and five kilos of cocaine.

The narcotics were found in response to an anonymous complaint. Authorities were tipped off that the driver of a private vehicle was transporting the drugs in boxes of honeycombs.

The drugs were found disguised in boxes of honeycombs. Photo: FGR February 5, 2024.

In response to the tip, police set up on the El Pisal highway where they stopped a car driven by Aczel “M” who was found transporting wooden boxes of honeycombs. The operation was moved to the FGR facilities where bee keepers were called in to assist in the removal of the honeycombs.

Photo: FGR February 5, 2024.

Upon inspection, authorities located approximately 125 kilos of fentanyl inside some of the boxes of which four kilos correspond to powdered fentanyl and 121 kilos to approximately 1.2 million pills. Likewise, 70 kilos of methamphetamine and five kilos of cocaine were also found and seized, they reported.