Friday, June 2, 2023

‘Mexico, main route to fentanyl’, says White House on Homeland Security

Liz Sherwood-Randall The National Security Adviser of the White House has stated that the main route of entry of fentanyl into the United States is through the Mexican border, although he has announced that he will work with the country’s government to stop production and torture. , he said.

“Mexico is the main transit route through which fentanyl enters our country, and it arrives either in powder form or in pill form,” Liz Sherwood-Randall said at the Kenneth A. Moskow memorial conference on safety.

In this sense, he pointed out that part of the duties that President Joe Biden gave him to fight the trafficking of this opioid, the very work with Mexico, which is at the center of his values, he noted.

He took part in these activities with President López Obrador. And he said he was working with the security forces and at the Navy ports, which is where most of this substance comes in.

Even that work is being done on the technology so that the Mexican authorities can know what they are doing.

On the other hand, he also spoke of the cooperation between the Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) to “pursue traffickers who bring fentanyl from Mexico.” small places looking like ordinary houses.

“So we must stop that, to stop the production and to limit the trade of our country (…) they are really working because they have already seen the danger of the country”, added the National Security Adviser.

Likewise, Liz Sherwood-Randall points out that despite a lot of work around this fact, it has not given enough results in the fight against fentanyl trafficking. And he emphasized that the precursors to fentanyl come from China, which is why sanctions have already been imposed on this matter.

Liz Sherwood-Randall came to the National Palace to meet with President AMLO.

Why is the alleged production of fentanyl in Mexico being discussed?

US lawmakers and the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have asked the US government to take stronger action in Mexico and other countries over the production of fentanyl, which has caused a health crisis in the United States.

On the other hand, Mexican authorities, such as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Marcelo Ebrard, have responded by saying that only Mexican brands and products that come from other countries are transferred to the United States.

In the first half of 2023, the United States seized 10,000 times the amount of fentanyl at the Mexican border at its border with Canada and 126 times that seized at its maritime borders, according to a review of figures by the US Customs Service. US Customs Border Protection).

During this period, US authorities seized a total of 4,989.5 kilograms (1,000 pounds) of fentanyl at the border with Mexico, 10,000 more than the 454 kilograms (1 pound) of fentanyl seized at the border with Canada during the same period.

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