Drug abuse is a major issue in the US, and the southern border is a major entry point for illegal substances.
These substances are frequently connected to Communist China.
People are frustrated that the Biden administration is not focusing on the issue.
NPR reported in November 2020 that:
For years, China has been a primary source of fentanyl trafficked into the United States. It is a powerful prescription drug for severe pain that’s made and sold illegally. It led to more than 37,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2019, part of a national opioid crisis that has worsened this year during the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal health authorities.
The production and sale of fentanyl and many of its derivatives were outlawed in China in May 2019 as a consequence of international pressure, which led to a dramatic decline in the country’s illicit fentanyl trade.
China reportedly outlawed fentanyl in 2019. However, China-based traffickers still get the addictive and hazardous narcotic into the United States, and the raw materials for its production are also ‘exported’ to Mexican gangs.
According to an NPR investigation and research from the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, or C4ADS, a nonprofit data analysis group, Chinese vendors have brazenly marketed fentanyl analogs and the precursor chemicals used to make fentanyl and shipped them directly to customers in the U.S. and Europe as well as to Mexican cartels more than a year later.
People living close to the southern border are currently seeing the effects of an invasion of narcotics.
Dr. Corinne Stern, a county medical examiner stationed in Laredo, Texas, was interviewed by Fox News in late July. She claimed to have observed an unheard-of rise in fentanyl overdose deaths in the past year.
Additionally, overdose deaths are sharply increasing across the nation as more drugs are imported.
She said, “Prior to 2021, it was rare for me to see a fentanyl death in this office.Now, I would say at least half of my drug overdoses have fentanyl.”
These illegal narcotics affect everyone, not just children and teenagers.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“These overdoses are impacting all ages,” Bobbi Jo O’Neal, coroner for Charleston County, S.C., added in an interview with the outlet.
“From old or young, teenagers, up into their 80s … all demographics,” she continued, noting that some drugs are being faked and contain deadly fentanyl. “It can say Xanax on the pill, or they have the coding — but they can be fake and they are actually fentanyl.”
On Sunday, Fox News host Dan Bongino laced into President Joe Biden expressing his frustration with the situation that is growing at an alarming rate.