Attorneys general of 21 states this Wednesday asked President Joe Biden’s administration to use their powers to declare Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
In a letter addressed to Democrat and Secretary of State Antony BlinkenThe attorneys, all Republicans, called on the administration to “exercise the power vested in it by Congress to take swift and decisive action to address this deadly crisis.”
he insisted on Drug overdoses have killed more than 100,000 Americans in the past yearAnd that at least two thirds of the deaths were related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
he said andThese Mexican criminal organizations “threaten the national security of the United States”. Beyond the damage caused by the drug, as they built up armed forces to protect their business from rival cartels and the Mexican government.
“The existence of such forces on the other side of our southwestern land frontier and the inability of the Mexican Government to control them They are a far greater threat to our national security than a typical drug trafficking enterprise.”, wrote prosecutors.
The petition, led by Virginia attorney Jason Meares, comes a day after Biden dedicated a portion of his State of the Union address to the nation. for drug problem,
“Let’s launch a major effort to stop the production, sale and smuggling of fentanyl, with more drug detection machines to inspect cargo at the border and intercept pills and powders,” he said in his speech on Tuesday. Fentanyl has been seized in recent months.
Biden has been under enormous pressure to stop the flow of fentanyl from Mexico and China into the United States; And in recent months he has met with the leaders of those countries, Andres Manuel López Obrador and Xi Jinping, to try to address the problem.
Mexico to intensify campaign against fentanyl: AMLO
On February 7, AleOpez Obrador said that the campaign to stop the use of chemical drugs will be further strengthened Among young people, mainly fentanyl, despite the fact that the United States has taken offense at images in Mexican government advertisements in which young people go about using these substances “like zombies”.
López Obrador assured that andMessages of the same intensity will be launched in the campaign Which companies invite to eat junk food.
“Many will not like it, but we are not a gold coin, but we will say, these pills are made in laboratories, you use muriatic acid to cook it and in six months they kill you. Why not You post messages, in which they go like zombies, they became angry even in the United States”.
“We’re sorry, but we’re not going to copy that and there’s not enough information. There were complaints about the images of the campaigns, but we’re not going to ask permission, because even families don’t have everything Is.” information and you have to guarantee the right to information”, he remarked.