Chinese import: Rainbow fentanyl pours through border from Mexico, as cartels team up to target youth

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have intercepted record amounts of Chinese-manufactured fentanyl in Arizona and Texas in recent weeks, smuggled in by Mexican cartels. It’s thought that what is being intercepted is the tip of the iceberg, however.

The powder form of fentanyl is pressed into tablets of varying and unknowable strength. A tiny amount of fentanyl can be deadly, and these black market pills have no quality control.

Fentanyl is often mixed in with other illicit drugs to increase the potency of the drug, sold as powders and nasal sprays, and increasingly pressed into pills made to look like legitimate prescription opioids, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. There is significant risk that illegal drugs have been intentionally contaminated with fentanyl. Because of its potency and low cost, drug dealers have been mixing fentanyl with other drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, increasing the likelihood of a fatal interaction.

“Producing illicit fentanyl is not an exact science. Two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal depending on a person’s body size, tolerance and past usage. DEA analysis has found counterfeit pills ranging from .02 to 5.1 milligrams (more than twice the lethal dose) of fentanyl per tablet,” according to the Drug Enforcement Agency, which said that 42% of pills tested for fentanyl contained at least 2 mg of fentanyl, considered a potentially lethal dose.

Drug trafficking organizations typically distribute fentanyl by the kilogram. One kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to kill 500,000 people, the DEA reported.

In the week leading up to Labor Day weekend, customs inspectors seized 12,000 rainbow-colored fentanyl tablets in Nogales, Arizona, on the Mexico border, and stopped 34 pounds of meth from crossing the border.

The Drug Enforcement Agency says “rainbow fentanyl” is the new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people.

A group of border guards in Texas blasted President Biden last month for not stopping the rampant flow of the dangerous drug into the Lone Star State, with one lawman saying Biden’s inaction has created a “tsunami of death,” according to the New York Post.

Law enforcement officials in Alaska say it’s only a matter of time before the candy-like drug is in Alaska, if it’s not here already. And the Department of Health has put out a warning on Facebook:

“An overdose may be closer than you think. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl which is distributed through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect is found in a wide variety of forms, including pills, powder, rocks, and liquids, and is commonly mixed with drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or counterfeit pills made to look like prescription drugs,” wrote the Alaska Department of Health. “Even a tiny amount of fentanyl can kill and it can be in drugs without you even knowing it. Fentanyl can be smoked, injected, or ingested. In liquid form, it can be found in nasal sprays, eye drops, and dropped onto paper or small candies. A new and particularly troubling form is rainbow-colored illegally manufactured fentanyl. It comes in many forms including pills that might look like candy and be attractive to youth. Illicit/illegal rainbow fentanyl is becoming more common in some states, so please be aware. Learn more about opioid prevention at opioids.alaska.gov.

Overall, narcotic seizures have increased through the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 when compared to the previous fiscal year. To date, cocaine seizures comprise 86 percent of cocaine seizures throughout Fiscal Year 2021, and marijuana seizures through the end of June totaled 81 percent of the previous fiscal years’ seizures.

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  1. This is BIDEN’S Fault. Trump gave us a secure border, and one of the first things Biden did was make it wide open. He even told the third world he was going to before he was elected. As far as I know, the Democrat Party is in agreement with him. WE JUST ADDED ONE MORE DEMOCRAT TO HIS PARTY. I’m sure Congresswomen Mary is against Fentynal. But she will have no choice but to get in step with The Party. This is on YOU, Blue RINO Voters. Your Hatred is killing people. AMERICANS. YOUNG INNOCENT AMERICANS.

  2. (Sarc button on). Yeah, personal drug possession and use is a victimless act. We should legalize all drugs. There is no good reason to put young people in jail over possession of a few pills. Right? We need to stop the destructive war on drugs. Drug treatment programs work well. What could possibly go wrong?

  3. This is phase 2 of China’s Mainland War On America. First was COVID on the Elderly. This is the phase where they kill the Young.. Once the Drug Cartels are strengthen, l believe 3rd phase will be Incredible Street Violence. All enabled by the Democrat Party..

    • exactly right. The WEF is partnered now with CHIna and the biden crime family. they will continue to deny the 2 laptop stories of hunter because of the ultimate proof of betrayal. HUGE betrayal and proof there. I watched a guy put fentanyl in his mouth once at the Lowe’s store near the VA. He turned completely GREY in about ten minutes, slumped over in his chair… ambulance got there in time with narcan.

  4. China thinks in terms of hundreds of years in the future. Americans don’t remember what they had for breakfast. Until we are willing to change, we are an easy mark for bad players to prey upon.

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