Thursday, February 2, 2023

Mexico, US and Canada agree to tackle fentanyl smuggling

Mexico City. The three North American countries pledged to strengthen efforts to combat drug trafficking, especially fentanyl, and will focus on attacking the supply chain, one of the central points in that fight.

In a message to the media by leaders of North American nations: President Joe Biden of the United States and Andres Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, as well as Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on the closure of the trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit , reported consent on the matter.

“We have decided to tackle human trafficking and drug trafficking. In the past six months, Mexican patrols have apprehended more than 7,000 human traffickers and seized 1,000 kilos of fentanyl at the border. We want to strengthen this effort to combat fentanyl trafficking, combating the supply chain, starting with the harmful chemicals with which this chain begins,” said the US President.

For his part, López Obrador said that the challenge involved in drug trafficking has changed because it is no longer just the sale of marijuana or cocaine, “now it is fentanyl and the most dangerous and harmful chemicals, harmful because they cause many deaths.” Reasons arise, we are working on that in an organized manner.”

He pointed out that the entry into Mexico of synthetic drugs coming through the ports and chemical precursors to make fentanyl prompted his administration to order that customs be controlled by the armed forces. He acknowledged that the ports of Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas had a lot of chemical traffic, which efforts have been made to control with military involvement.

“We do this because we care about helping end fentanyl deaths in the United States. It’s not just about America, it’s that if we don’t face this crisis, we face the brunt We have to work in a coordinated manner and it was dealt with.”

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