Mexican authorities raid pharmacies in inquiry into fentanyl-tainted pills

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division, shows some of the seized approximately 1 million fake pills containing fentanyl that were seized when agents served a search warrant, July 5, 2022, at a home in Inglewood, Calif. Heading into key elections, there have been assertions that the drug might be handed out like Halloween candy, something the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s head has said isn’t true. And some candidates for elected office frame the crisis as mostly a border-control issue, though experts say the key to reining in the crisis is reducing demand for the drugs. (Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File)

Authorities in Mexico raided several Los Cabos drugstores last month and arrested four people as part of an ongoing investigation into pharmacies selling counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl and methamphetamine.