Wuhan, also known as Satan’s Little Acre, didn’t just generate and spread a virus that has killed tens of thousands of Americans, and countless people around the world, it’s also a major source for the fentanyl drug precursor export business.
Fentanyl is wreaking havoc in America. Chinese companies openly sell the precursor chemicals to cartels. And we’ve done nothing about it because saving American lives always takes a back seat to the agenda of those dependent on China.
Now some of the fentanyl suppliers have figured out another way to make money, sell fake face masks to America.
Wuhan was the fentanyl capital of the world. Then the coronavirus hit – Los Angeles Times
The horror, the humanity.
For drug traffickers interested in getting in on the fentanyl business, all roads once led to Wuhan. The sprawling industrial city built along the Yangtze River in east-central China is known for its production of chemicals, including the ingredients needed to cook fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids.
Is there a reason we shouldn’t cut off access from Wuhan to America?
Vendors there shipped huge quantities around the world. The biggest customers were Mexican drug cartels, which have embraced fentanyl in recent years because it is cheaper and easier to produce than heroin.
But the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan late last year before spreading across the planet has upended the fentanyl supply chain, causing a ripple effect that has cut into the profits of Mexican traffickers and driven up street drug prices across the United States.
Both drugs are made with precursor chemicals that are typically sent on planes or cargo ships from China, where despite U.S. pressure to ban them, they continue to be sold legally.
In February, after a major manufacturer of the chemicals closed, vendors began posting apologies on the online sites where chemicals are typically sold, said Louise Shelley, a professor at George Mason University who tracks global fentanyl production.
Logan Pauley, a researcher at C4ADS, a Washington-based think tank focused on transnational security, also noticed a decrease in advertisements for fentanyl precursors. He said vendors switched to selling other products, including face masks and anti-malarial drugs that some doctors and politicians initially hoped would help treat the coronavirus.
The drop in exports has left some Mexican drug producers with less access to needed chemicals.
A lot of states, countries, and organizations have been willing to pay any price for PPE, sight unseen, and that’s created a boom in Chinese businesses rapidly claiming to make and ship masks, tests, etc, that turn out to be worthless garbage.
That’s particularly infuriating when you consider that the fentanyl suppliers who have been killing so many Americans are now shipping worthless masks that may kill Americans.
Once again, Made in China is treason to America.