Chinese government has little incentive to stop the country's drug cartels from fueling US fentanyl crisis

Chinese government has little incentive to stop the country's drug cartels from fueling US fentanyl crisis

Chinese government has little incentive to stop the country's drug cartels from fueling US fentanyl crisis
Sep 22, 2022 1 min, 52 secs

Large Chinese drug networks are helping fuel the U.S.

"Since approximately 2013, China has been the principal source of the fentanyl flooding America’s illicit drug market," Craig Singleton, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Fox News Digital.

government, with a 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration report finding that China is the main source of fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked to the U.S., while also being the largest source of trafficking through "international mail and express consignment." .

According to a 2020 NPR report, Chinese drug cartels have leveraged the internet to market fentanyl and chemicals used to make fentanyl, often selling and shipping the drugs directly to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels have also been large consumers of the Chinese drug trade, taking in shipments from China before smuggling the drugs across the U.S.

After years of pressure, the Chinese government took action on the issue in 2019 by more heavily regulating fentanyl production in the country.

As part of a deal agreed to with the Trump administration, the Chinese government committed to investigating known fentanyl manufacturing areas, to enact strict controls over internet marketing of the drug, and stricter measures on enforcing drug shipping regulations.

In April 2019, China finally announced that the production, sale, and export of all fentanyl-class drugs would be prohibited, except by authorized firms which the Chinese government has granted special licenses," Singleton said.

The measures resulted in a significant reduction of China's illicit fentanyl trade, with the DEA expressing hope that the country would soon lose its status as the leading supplier of the drug to the U.S.

Chinese drug networks have also worked around the restrictions by producing and selling chemicals used to make fentanyl, making the enforcement more difficult.

and China now threatens to undo much of the progress since 2019, most notably after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan enraged the Chinese government.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s travel to Taiwan, the Chinese government suspended collaboration with Washington on transnational crime and illegal drug issues," Singleton said

"Going forward, it seems likely that we will see an increase in illicit Chinese drug and human trafficking flows into the United States, which will further strain Customs and Border Patrol resources," Singleton said

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