Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

June 09, 2017

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

DEA’s Largest Seizure Of Fentanyl Precursor Chemical In New England - Street Value Of $570 Million

BOSTON - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA’s New England Division, Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb, and Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today that 50 kilograms of a fentanyl precursor chemical, with a street value of over $570 million, was seized at a storage facility in Northborough on May 25, 2017.

If converted, 50 kilograms of NPP would theoretically yield up to 19 million fentanyl tablets, with an estimated street value of over $570 million. 

It is believed that this represents the DEA’s largest seizure of a fentanyl precursor in the New England Region in recent years. This matter was overseen by the United States Attorney’s Office and conducted by the DEA’s New England Field Division’s Worcester Tactical Diversion Squad with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Worcester, Northborough and Westborough Police Departments. 

No further information regarding the seizure is available at this time.
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