(FreedomBeacon.com)- During an interview with ABC on Tuesday’s “Nightline,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram revealed that China is working jointly with Mexico in a criminal drug network that produces dangerous opioids.
China delivers chemicals and ingredients to Mexico and then cartels mass-produce bogus prescription tablets that are sold as prescription medications but are laced with fentanyl.
They’re being marketed as popular painkillers or anti-anxiety medications like Xanax, Oxy, and Percocet. But they aren’t. They’re fentanyl.
However, analysts don’t observe only young people being affected; they also see elderly Americans. Overdose is currently the main cause of death for men between 18 and 45. Overdose deaths outnumber both automobile accidents and firearm incidents.
Observers believe we need to broaden our protections to include teenagers and Americans of all ages. Drugs affect every demographic, including rural, urban, and suburban areas, and people are dying at unprecedented rates.
The vast majority of fentanyl is produced in China, but Mexico is quickly becoming a major transit and production point for the drug. Mexican traffickers appear to be involved in its distribution in the United States. Border agents seize tons of the drug from failed smugglers.
Fentanyl has been the most lethal opioid in the United States since it first began appearing in 2013.
In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projected that more than 47,000 people died in the United States from an opioid overdose, with 28,000 of those fatalities attributed to synthetic opioids, which the CDC attributes to an increase in fentanyl addiction.
Even though the fentanyl trade appears to be dominated by large criminal organizations in Mexico, it relies on expansive networks of smaller subcontractors specializing in importing, making, and shipping synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Large and small businesses appear to be profiting from the drug’s rising popularity, which is increasingly being laced into other narcotics like cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana—often without the drug-takers knowledge. Increased seizures because of fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone pills show that the market is expanding.
With border security weakened because of the Biden doctrine, drug traffickers in Mexico have been emboldened. China supplies Mexico with what can be called a bioweapon, and consequently, America is fundamentally diminished as a nation.