Cincinnati officers seize 83 shipments of synthetic drugs

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Cincinnati Border Patrol officers say they seized 83 shipments of illegal synthetic drugs, including 36 pounds of furanyl fentanyl and 233 pounds of GBL.

The shipments originated in China. Six shipments of furanyl fentanyl were destined for Camden, New Jersey, where an additional 30 pounds of fentanyl were seized.

Officers also found multiple designer drugs such as alpha PVP, commonly known as ‘flakka’ or ‘gravel,’ and N-ethylpentylone, a dangerous stimulant.

Alpha PVP and N-ethylpentylone, commonly known as bath salts, can induce hallucinations, paranoia, seizures, violent behavior, and death.

“This recent enforcement effort was designed to stem the flow of synthetic narcotics to popular Spring Break destinations,” said Cincinnati Acting Port Director Steven Thompson. “The inherently lethal nature of these designer drugs underscores the importance of these sorts of interceptions, and the importance of our officers’ dedication to finding these potentially deadly substances.”

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