Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) – Authorities in Virginia and Pennsylvania have found 32.5 kilograms of suspected fentanyl and 12 kilograms of methamphetamine after a joint operation to investigate a multinational drug trafficking organization.
Virginia Beach Police announced Monday that they were working with the HSI Norfolk Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), HSI Harrisburg and law enforcement partners of these agencies to seize large numbers of fentanyl and methamphetamine suspects.
Virginia Beach authorities arrested an unidentified man on Feb. 7 and confiscated about 12.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl and five pounds of methamphetamine.
Also on February 7, HSI Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police coordinated with HSI Norfolk to search for a tractor-trailer in Dupont, Pennsylvania.
An additional 20 kilograms of suspected fentanyl and seven kilograms of methamphetamine were seized as a result of the search. The drugs were hidden in a trailer, authorities said.
“This operation underscores the importance of the strong partnership and joint efforts that underpin the BEST program. HSI Norfolk, HSI Harrisburg, the Virginia Beach Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Pennsylvania Police Department deserve thanks for their outstanding joint efforts, ”Virginia Beach Police said Monday.