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Two men have been charged with transporting enough fentanyl through Nebraska to kill more than 10 times the state’s entire population.

Nelson Nicolas Nunez-Acosta, 52, and Felipe Genao Minaya, 47, were stopped by a state trooper while traveling ​in a tractor-trailer ​on ​eastbound ​I-80 ​near Kearney, Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Patrol found 118 pounds of ​fentanyl inside a hidden compartment​ in the trailer, according to the feds.

The article goes on to state the following:

The ​synthetic opioid​ — which is 40 to 50 times stronger than heroin — is so powerful that just 2 milligrams can prove deadly, and reports estimate that the stash seized on April 26 ​is enough to kill more than 26 million people.

Nebraska has a population of just 1.9 million, according to the US Census.

Nunez-Acosta and Minaya, both of Newark, ​New Jersey, were charged ​Wednesday with possessing more than 400 grams of fentanyl with intent to distribute it, which is punishable by up to life in prison, court records show.

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