…China won’t arrest two fentanyl kingpins wanted by U.S.
Yu Haibin, director of precursor chemical control at the National Narcotics Control Commission, the Chinese equivalent of the DEA, also blamed the “growing demand” for fentanyl among U.S. users, and said the opioid problem is “strongly connected” to state-level marijuana legalization. “Many states in the U.S. are still working on legalizing marijuana, trends like this certainly encourages fentanyl-type substance abuse.”
The DEA says most of the fentanyl comes from China, with traffickers sending the product through the mail directly to customers in the U.S. or supplying Mexican cartels, which cut the fentanyl into heroin. Yu acknowledged that some illicit fentanyl continues to come from his country, but said “we don’t have evidence or data to support the the case that it’s almost all from China alone.”
Original Article (Vice Magazine):
‘China won’t arrest two fentanyl kingpins wanted by U.S.
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