China Funding Fentanyl Crisis, House Report Reveals

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has subsidized the manufacturing and export of materials used to make fentanyl through tax rebates, a House select committee alleged in a report.

A months-long investigation into Chinese websites, government documents and data points for narcotics companies has led the House Select Committee on China’s Communist Party to believe the country, under the CCP’s control, has been directly funding the global fentanyl crisis.

By giving tax rebates, the CCP directly subsidized the “manufacturing and export of illicit fentanyl materials and other synthetic narcotics,” committee Chair Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and ranking member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) said in a press release summarizing the report’s findings. The findings also showed the CCP gave monetary grants and awards to companies that openly trafficked fentanyl materials.

The CCP holds ownership in several companies that are tied to drug trafficking, including a government prison connected to human rights abuses and that owns a drug trafficking chemical company, according to the release.

Additionally, “rather than investigating drug traffickers,” the People’s Republic of China’s security services refuse to cooperate with U.S. law enforcement, the report found.

“The fentanyl crisis has helped CCP-tied Chinese organized criminal groups become the world’s premier money launderers, enriched the PRC’s chemical industry, and has had a devastating impact on Americans,” the committee heads wrote.

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