Biden proposed working with companies like Fed Ex to inspect more packages for the drug and tougher penalties to crack down on fentanyl trafficking.
us President, Joe BidenUrges a “Great Effort” to Stop the Border This Tuesday Mexico Production, Sale, and Trafficking of FentanylWith over load detection machines.
“Let’s launch a major effort to stop the production, sale and trafficking of fentanyl,” he said in his State of the Union address, with more drug detection machines to inspect cargo and intercept pills and powders at the border. “
Biden proposes to work with companies like Fed Ex inspect more packages in search of drugs, and stronger restrictions that allow its smuggling to end fentanylWhich according to their statistics kills more than 70,000 Americans a year.
Jill Biden was in the First Lady’s box Doug Griffinwho lost her 20-year-old daughter, Courtney, to a fentanyl overdose in 2014 and has turned her mourning into activism with activities to help other families affected by this type of opioid addiction.
Fentanyl is a powerful pain reliever that is between 50 and 100 times More potent than morphine and often used to treat diseases such as cancer. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is also used to increase the potency of heroin and is currently responsible for about 150 deaths a year.
Biden is under immense pressure to stem the flow of fentanyl Mexico and China to the United States, And in recent months he’s met with the leaders of those countries, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Xi Jinpingrespectively, to try and remedy that problem.