A Customs and Border Protection officer works with a dog to check parcels at a US Postal Service facility in New York last year. US officials believe that much of the fentanyl in circulation in the US has either arrived directly from China or is constituted of precursor chemicals produced in the country. Photo: AFP A Customs and Border Protection officer works with a dog to check parcels at a US Postal Service facility in New York last year. US officials believe that much of the fentanyl in circulation in the US has either arrived directly from China or is constituted of precursor chemicals produced in the country. Photo: AFP
A Customs and Border Protection officer works with a dog to check parcels at a US Postal Service facility in New York last year. US officials believe that much of the fentanyl in circulation in the US has either arrived directly from China or is constituted of precursor chemicals produced in the country. Photo: AFP

US sanctions Chinese national over suspected fentanyl trafficking

  • Zhang Taotao, 32, masked the origin of the goods by shipping through multiple individuals and freight-forwarding services, US Treasury says
  • US designates Zhang as a ‘significant foreign narcotics trafficker’

Topic |   US-China relations
A Customs and Border Protection officer works with a dog to check parcels at a US Postal Service facility in New York last year. US officials believe that much of the fentanyl in circulation in the US has either arrived directly from China or is constituted of precursor chemicals produced in the country. Photo: AFP A Customs and Border Protection officer works with a dog to check parcels at a US Postal Service facility in New York last year. US officials believe that much of the fentanyl in circulation in the US has either arrived directly from China or is constituted of precursor chemicals produced in the country. Photo: AFP
A Customs and Border Protection officer works with a dog to check parcels at a US Postal Service facility in New York last year. US officials believe that much of the fentanyl in circulation in the US has either arrived directly from China or is constituted of precursor chemicals produced in the country. Photo: AFP
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