“Our products are sold to the United States less,” added Chen Li. “More is sold to Mexico.” This isn’t surprising, since most illicit fentanyl used in America, where 32,000 people died from fentanyl last year, comes through Mexico. Mexican cartels lack trained chemists to make fentanyl from scratch, so they buy precursors in bulk from China. After that, making finished fentanyl is simple.
This is epidemic, of course, a lot of the fentanyl seems to come from China, other drugs are in the discussion too. Much hardship is caused on both sides of the border per the drug,s, it destroys lives and communities.
It is correct to be alert to mass shootings but this doesn’t change the fact that many, many more are dying from these drugs. Many of the drugs come across the border. Are we better securing the border? Probably somewhat from a rise of seizing the contraband. Though, that could mean, more is coming over.
Drug deaths are numbering over 32;000 per the Atlantic article and compare to mass shootings, the drug overdose and death numbers are much, much higher.