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…virus snarls global drug trade

…increasingly shifting away from drugs that require planting and growing seasons, like heroin and marijuana…

in favor of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which can be cooked 24/7 throughout the year, are up to 50 times more powerful than heroin and produce a greater profit margin.

Original Article (SFGate):
‘Cartels are scrambling’: Virus snarls global drug trade
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