Nebraska troopers seize 118 pounds of fentanyl, enough to kill more than 26M people

Police in Nebraska made a history-making drug seizure.

The Nebraska State Patrol said on Twitter that it seized 118 pounds of the opiate drug fentanyl in April, making it the largest fentanyl seizure in Nebraska history and one of the largest in the United States.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration says as little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal, and the 118 pounds taken into custody was enough to kill 26.8 million people.

Felipe Genao-Minaya, 46, and 52-year old Nelson Nunez were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Genao-Minaya was the driver and Nunez, his passenger.

They estimate that amount of drugs had a $20 million dollar street value.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fentanyl killed more than 20,000 Americans in 2017.