“Legislation Introduced to Combat Deadly Fentanyl Flow from China and Mexico”

By | August 2, 2023

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A US politician has introduced legislation to combat the flow of fentanyl into the US and Western New York from China and Mexico. The deadly drug is often mixed with other substances and has caused numerous fatal overdoses. China is identified as the source of precursor chemicals for fentanyl production, which is then carried out by Mexican drug cartels. The legislation would give the president emergency powers to impose economic sanctions on China and Mexico if they do not stop the flow of drugs. The measure has passed the Senate and is awaiting a vote in the House. Ron Plants reported

Top Washington Politician Calls for Stronger Action Against Fentanyl Flowing into US and Western New York

ALBION, N.Y. – A prominent politician in Washington is urging the White House to take more decisive measures to combat the influx of the lethal drug substance fentanyl from China and Mexico into the United States and Western New York. In an interview with 2 On Your Side, the politician revealed that he has introduced legislation aimed at addressing this pressing issue.

Fentanyl, often mixed with drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, has caused a significant rise in fatal overdoses across the country. Law enforcement officials have identified China as the origin of precursor chemicals used in the production of fentanyl, which are then shipped to Mexico for further processing by Mexican drug cartels.

Drug dealers mix fentanyl with heroin, cocaine, or other illegal substances to increase the drug supply. The DEA has highlighted that this mixture is often transformed into compact opioid pills using pill presses, making it easier to smuggle and distribute.

Recent drug raids in Orleans County resulted in the seizure of $9 million worth of drugs, prompting the politician to emphasize the necessity of urgent action. The legislation, which has garnered overwhelming support in the Senate, grants emergency powers to the president to impose stringent economic sanctions on China and Mexico unless they take decisive action to halt the flow of drugs.

The Majority Leader is now urging the Republican-led House to include this measure in the Defense Funding Authorization, currently awaiting a vote in that chamber.

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While negotiations with China have been initiated by the Biden administration, the politician asserts that tougher action is required. He stated, “Talking to the Chinese, talking to the Mexican government can’t hurt. But it’s not enough. We have to be much tougher.” The legislation is endorsed by the Biden administration, and the politician pledges to ensure the effective implementation of the imposed sanctions.

Notably, the act also aims to address the issue in Mexico, where President Lopez Obrador has controversially claimed that fentanyl is solely the problem of the United States. The politician strongly believes that Mexico should take responsibility to prevent the drug’s flow across the Southern border and into Western New York.

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