Nearly 20 lbs of fentanyl seized in Albuquerque

New Mexico
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Following a drug bust on an Albuquerque train, nearly 20 pounds of fentanyl are off the streets.

Albuquerque Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized the drugs Tuesday from luggage carried by 21-year-old Daniela Cota Guitimea. The discovery was found when the woman’s duffel bag was searched aboard a passenger train as it made a stop in the city. 

The Albuquerque Journal reports that agents found a false bottom in the bag and discovered eight bundles of the narcotics.

Coita Guitimea allegedly told agents she was taking the drugs from Los Angeles to Chicago for $2,500, “but didn’t know how much or what type” of drugs they were.

If convicted, she faces ten years behind bars.

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