Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives, who were alerted to a rental vehicle that had been left unattended in an isolated part of the Broward Health North parking garage, found $1 million to $2 million worth of fentanyl hidden in the SUV.
Deputies were called around 3 a.m. Sunday to the parking garage at 201 E. Sample in Pompano Beach. A search of the rental vehicle led to the discovery of just over nine kilograms of the drug. Detectives from the BSO Organized Crime Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed the drug found inside a duffel bag under the floor board in the trunk is fentanyl. They say the haul is part of an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating out of South Florida. The drug has been transported to the BSO Crime Lab to determine the potency of the stash.
Fentanyl is about one thousand times stronger than street-level heroin. A conservative estimate puts the street value at $100 to $200 per gram. Depending on the purity of the find, the value can be up to three times as much.
The BSO Organized Crime Division and DEA are investigating.
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