U.S.-Mexico Tensions Escalated By Fentanyl Threat
Fentanyl crisis is more lethal than previous drug flows
View Source | March 28, 2023 9:59 am
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- The U.S.-Mexico relationship is being strained by fentanyl smuggling, as politicians on either side of the Rio Grande scramble to respond to a drug trade that now kills over 70,000 U.S. nationals annually.
- The dangerous synthetic opioid has largely replaced other less-lethal recreational substances on the front burner of regional drug control efforts.
- The surge of fentanyl has been a boon to cartels such as Sinaloa and Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), who’ve discovered that the drug has few drawbacks from a commercial perspective.
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