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2019-08-30 Caribbean-Latin America
Mexico Seizes 52,000 Pounds of Fentanyl From China
[Epoch Times] The Mexican Navy in the Port of Cardenas discovered 52,000 pounds of fentanyl powder in a mismarked container from a Danish ship arriving from Shanghai, China.

The cargo manifest for the 40-foot ocean container stated that the powder content was 23,368 kilograms of inorganic calcium chloride, commonly used as an electrolyte in sports drinks, beverages, bottled water and as a non-sodium flavoring for pickles.

The Navy of Mexico intercepted the unloaded 40-foot container on Aug. 24, which originated from Shanghai, China and was bound for the Sinaloa Cartel home-base in Culiacan, 300 miles north of the port. According to local media, the Navy alerted customs authorities from the nearby City of Lazaro Cardenas. Samples collected from plain bulk-bags were taken to a laboratory that confirmed the powder was fentanyl.

Mexican Customs seized 931 sacks of the substance weighing about 25.75 tons. The total weight of the fentanyl powder seizure is preliminary, with authorities still evaluating the purity of fentanyl seized. But if the seizure is confirmed as pharmaceutical-grade fentanyl, it could be pressed into tens of millions of tablets.

Fentanyl synthetic-opioid was hailed as a wonder drug 50 years ago when it was approved as a more effective treatment than drip morphine for cancer patients’ pain. With four types of opioid receptors throughout the human body, pharmacological fentanyl is more effective attaching faster to all the receptors than the highest purity of illicit street-heroin.
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#1 ..relabeled as Made in Vietnam.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-08-30 08:48||   2019-08-30 08:48|| Front Page Top

#2 A couple days worth for Joe Manchin voters...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-30 12:16||   2019-08-30 12:16|| Front Page Top

#3  China fueling the opioid crisis as a part of their long march to world domination.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2019-08-30 12:16||   2019-08-30 12:16|| Front Page Top

#4 originated from Shanghai, China and was bound for the Sinaloa Cartel home-base in Culiacan

As buttoned down as China is, they had to be aware of this shipment. The powder is processed into pills in Mexico by the cartel and eventually smuggled into the U.S. to be distributed on the streets of the U.S. I hope the Chinese are being pressured by the U.S. to shut off their end. Is POTUS pressuring Mexico to interdict shipments and shut off the drugs coming from the cartels?

The Left, in the U.S., is pushing for "open borders" and unrestricted movement across the border. They are aggravating the problems of drugs and human trafficking. Got to wonder how the left is profiting from the movement of drugs and people. What are lefty politicians getting aside from boodle? A pox on all of them.

Posted by JohnQC 2019-08-30 13:54||   2019-08-30 13:54|| Front Page Top

#5 But don't worry, I understand we'll fix the problem by levying fines of Johnson and Johnson.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2019-08-30 17:48||   2019-08-30 17:48|| Front Page Top

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