“The online sale from Chinese labs of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, the top driver behind the unprecedented overdose deaths in the United States deemed a top national security threat, reached nearly $800 million over two years, reveals a newly unveiled Senate investigation.
During a hearing Thursday focused on the report authored by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Reform Subcommittee on Investigations, the panel’s Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH) revealed in his prepared remarks:
It is not surprising that people are ordering fentanyl online to sell; the profit margins are staggering. Based on DEA estimates, the street value of the online transactions from just the six websites the Subcommittee investigated translates to around $766 million in fentanyl pills to sell on the streets of our communities.
The U.S. government has determined that China is “the primary source of fentanyl in the United States.”
Source: Breitbart.com – January 26, 2018