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It was a hot February day on the U.S.-Mexico border when an observant customs officer noticed that a teenager crossing the Otay Mesa checkpoint had a suspicious bulge in his crotch. When officers escorted the 19-year-old out of the pedestrian lane and patted him down, they found a package in his underwear holding what they thought were almost 1,200 oxycodone pills. But tests that were run after the arrest by a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lab revealed the pills were counterfeits composed of fentanyl—an extremely potent drug that dealers have cut into heroin for at least a decade to boost that narcotic’s potency.
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