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DHS drug detector devices can’t spot fentanyl at the border

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The
Washington Times

Homeland
Security spent millions of dollars on drug detection devices for use
at the border even though the detectors can’t reliably spot the
type of deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl that is pouring across the
border, the department’s inspector general said in a report this
week. Not only do the devices fail to spot fentanyl at less than 10%
purity — which is the level most commonly smuggled across the
border — but Customs and Border Protections’ Office of Field
Operations (OFO) didn’t even have guidelines on how to use or
update the detectors, the inspector general said. Since fentanyl is a
synthetic drug and its chemical signature can change, not having the
most up-to-date library to match samples against could mean officers
are missing the latest formulation of the drugs.

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