US Announces Crackdown on China-Mexico Fentanyl Networks


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The US Justice Department announced Friday a sweeping crackdown on Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel for pumping fentanyl into the US market, and on its Chinese suppliers of chemical ingredients for the deadly opioid. Authorities announced charges against more than two dozen individuals involved in trafficking what the country’s drug enforcement chief Anne Milgram called the “greatest threat to Americans today." The charges included Chinese traders and the “Chapitos," the four sons of imprisoned Sinaloa founder Joaquin “El Chapo" Guzman who now control his business. “Today the Justice Department is announcing significant enforcement actions against the largest, most violent, most prolific fentanyl...