Police Seize One-Kilogram Brick of Fentanyl Worth $1 Million on I-95

Connecticut State Police say they seized one kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of the powerful opioid fentanyl during a traffic stop, which officials say has a street value of $1 million. 

Police and state officials say they discovered the drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near exit 70 in Old Lyme around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Officials said they had stopped the car because they had received information that it contained illegal narcotics. 

Police say the 26-year-old driver, Gabri Darlin Javier-Delapaz, and his 28-year-old passenger, Alcides Rafael Gomez-Alba both of Providence, Rhode Island, consented to a vehicle search. Officers said they found the kilogram in the car with the help of a police K-9 unit. 

Both men were charged with possession and are currently in custody. They are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New London Thursday. 

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