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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Plastic bags of fentanyl seized at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, in 2017. Photo: Reuters

US imposes sanctions on suspected Chinese fentanyl producers

  • Three individuals and two companies are added to US Treasury Department list of entities whose US assets may be frozen
  • US President Donald Trump recently accused Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping of reneging on commitment to crack down on exports of the synthetic opioid
Topic |   Fentanyl and other opioids

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Plastic bags of fentanyl seized at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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