Nashville police: One million Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Found in Suitcase Seized at BNA in January
Enough fentanyl to create 1 million lethal doses was found in a suitcase seized at Nashville International Airport in January.
Nearly 5 pounds of what officials originally believed to be cocaine were discovered in a suitcase that arrived with a passenger on a flight from Phoenix.
Reem Ibrahim, 22, of Phoenix, was stopped in Nashville after she claimed two checked suitcases. The DEA in Phoenix had alerted local law enforcement after TSA identified a large bundle appearing to contain marijuana and two other packages wrapped in plastic.
When searched, the bags contained, overall, approximately 50 pounds of marijuana and the 5 pounds of a substance initially identified as cocaine.
Ibrahim told police she had been promised $1,000 to deliver the luggage to Nashville but did not know illegal substances were inside.
She was arrested on charges of possessing cocaine and marijuana for resale. The cocaine charge has been amended to reflect that the substance was actually fentanyl, MNPD reports.
The substances were tested in an MNPD Crime Laboratory.