CASA GRANDE, AZ - On November 10, Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Manuel-Carrillo Serrano, 25, and Alan Lopez-Aguilar, 25, during a routine traffic stop along I-10.
A search of their Chevrolet Cobalt turned up about 30,000 fentanyl pills, weighing a total of 8.2 pounds.
The potentially lethal pills were wrapped in bundles, one labeled “ZORRO.”
The Mexican drug cartels often 'brand' their drugs for name recognition on the streets of this country.
Carrillo-Serrano and Lopez-Aguilar have both been charged with illegal control of an enterprise, possession of narcotics, conspiracy and two counts of possession with intent to sell, manufacture or transport narcotics. Both are currently being held at the Pinal County Jail on $80,000 bond.
According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) charts, 8.2 pounds of fentanyl is enough to kill 1.7 million people.