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Exposé: 64 Chinese companies selling fentanyl chemicals and equipment to Mexico’s cartels

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Infobae) Since 2013, an unprecedented surge in fentanyl overdose deaths has been caused by heroin laced with illicitly produced fentanyl and/or fentanyl analogs (FAs) sold as heroin.

For years, China has been a primary source of fentanyl trafficked into the West. It is a powerful prescription drug for severe pain that's made and sold illegally. It led to more than 37,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2019, part of a national opioid crisis that has worsened this year during the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal health authorities.

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