Cartels Receive Fentanyl Ingredients from China by “Accident”

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Vitalii Vodolazskyi /

If you haven’t heard, fentanyl use has become a major problem in the United States. And apparently, China has a big role to play in why.

Over the last few years, as Democratic President Joe Biden has relaxed security at America’s southern border with Mexico, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in fentanyl being brought in and, as a result, a massive uptick in fentanyl-related overdoses throughout the country.

Now, to be sure, much of this could be blamed on Biden. If he would just get his sh** together and realize that his open border policies are doing nothing but hurting Americans, maybe some of this would stop.

But as several higher-ups in Washington, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the problem is not just our lax border policies. Instead, part of the blame may lie at the feet of China.

Blinken explains that China has been one of the larger producers of fentanyl for years.

Back when the US was on good terms with the communist nation, under President Donald Trump’s leadership, China did really well at regulating the deadly drug. In fact, they even prohibited it for a time, cutting the amount of manufactured fentanyl produced in China down to nearly zero in the US.

But now, that “cooperation,” as Blinken calls it, has fallen to the wayside.

Sure, the drug may still be “prohibited,” but its ingredients are not. And so, China has been allowing massive quantities of these to be shipped to nations like Mexico, where fentanyl is now being pretty much mass-produced and then smuggled into the US.

As Blinken said, “So, part of the challenge is making sure that the chemical manufacturers that are producing these precursors in China and then, in some cases, inadvertently sending it to the wrong people in Mexico or other places, sometimes intentionally, deliberately, that’s what’s got to stop.”

So China is “accidentally” sending Mexico the chemicals to make fentanyl?

Yeah, I’m not buying it. Just like most of us don’t believe Biden will do anything about it.