Liu Yuejin, deputy of China’s drugs control commission (centre), hits back at accusations from the United States on Tuesday. Photo: Simon Song

US fentanyl seizures show China is not the main supplier, Beijing drugs official says

  • China has made efforts to curb flow of the opioid, vice-commissioner of anti-drugs body says
  • Liu Yuejin adds that the issue is ‘totally irrelevant’ to trade talks
Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids

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Liu Yuejin, deputy of China’s drugs control commission (centre), hits back at accusations from the United States on Tuesday. Photo: Simon Song
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A US fentanyl user holds a needle used to inject the drug. Photo: AP

US drugs bust uncovers enough Chinese fentanyl ‘to kill 14 million people’

  • The seizure of 30 kilograms of the opioid sent by a vendor in Shanghai comes in the wake of growing US efforts to stem the flow of drugs from China
  • Fentanyl can be stronger and more lethal than heroin and is responsible for tens of thousands of American drug deaths each year
Topic |   United States

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A US fentanyl user holds a needle used to inject the drug. Photo: AP
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