Democrats, the mainstream media, and the PC police have attacked the “evil” Donald Trump as a racist because he stated that some illegal aliens bring drugs into the U.S. from Mexico.
But the Daily Caller is reporting that a deadly heroin hybrid as well as synthetic heroin mixes produced in China is coming into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico.
As the demand for heroin has skyrocketed in recent years — use is up over 300% between 2007 and 2014 — drug dealers have started to mix heroin with newer, more potent drugs to increase their profits. The most dangerous of these new drugs is called fentanyl. Practically an urban legend at the start of the decade, fentanyl has killed thousands since 2013 when its use exploded. Now, fentanyl plays a role in the majority of opioid overdose deaths in many states. In New Hampshire, as a case in point, 71.5% of all opioid deaths can be traced to fentanyl.
A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) last week details how fentanyl is now also marketed as prescription opioid painkillers, with names like Percocet and Norco, without the customers’ knowledge. Fentanyl has also been found in counterfeit Xanax pills.
Raw fentanyl and its precursors are produced in China. From there are shipped to Mexico, Canada, and the United States itself, where regional drug dealers use industrial pill presses to make the counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Last month the (DEA ) released a video to all law enforcement nationwide about the dangers of improperly handling fentanyl and its deadly consequences.
“Fentanyl can kill you,” Acting Deputy Administrator Jack Riley says in the video before dropping this bombshell:
Fentanyl is being sold as heroin in virtually every corner of our country. It’s produced clandestinely in Mexico, and … comes directly from China. It is 40 to 50 times stronger than street-level heroin. A very small amount ingested, or absorbed through your skin, can kill you. [Emphasis added]
So, the Obama administration’s own DEA is as racist as Donald Trump. Even more so, really, since in a November 2015, the agency reported:
Mexico is the primary supplier of heroin to the United States. Opium poppy cultivation in Mexico has increased significantly in recent years reaching 17,000 hectares in 2014, with an estimated pure potential production of 42 metric tons of heroin. This increase was driven in part by Mexican organizations shift to increased heroin trafficking.
And a June 2016 DEA report says that the Mexican drug traffickers have expanded their distribution from the western part of the U.S. to major territory east of the Mississippi. They are doing so to gain a larger share of eastern U.S. heroin markets, where heroin use is much more prevalent.
The largest, most lucrative heroin markets in the U.S. are the white powder markets in major eastern cities: Baltimore, Boston and its surrounding cities, Chicago, New York City and the surrounding metropolitan areas, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. And these are the markets where Mexican traffickers are gaining a larger share. Mexican organizations are now the most prominent wholesale-level heroin traffickers in Chicago, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington FD Areas of Responsibility (AORs), and have greatly expanded their presence in the New York City area.
Cross-posted at The Lid