On Sunday, agents from the United States Border Patrol at JFK Airport apprehended a man for importing fentanyl with a street value of $60,000.
The individual is said to be a food courier, and he reportedly presented himself to agricultural professionals, who saw three candles that appeared to have suspicious markings on them.
When they examined those candles, they claim to have found approximately 1.25 kilograms (2.5 pounds) of fentanyl concealed within.
Francis J. Russo, Director of CPB’s New York Field Operations, stated that the fentanyl that was confiscated had a purity level of 73% and had the potential to cause significant overdoses in the local population.
The individual was handed over to the NYPD by the CBP, who asserts that he is a citizen of the United States and arrived at JFK Airport from Mexico City.
In the event that he is found guilty of smuggling drugs, he will be tried in the state of New York.