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Opiates Delivered By Mail From China On Rise

Since last summer Carfentanil — an opiate 10,000 times more powerful than morphine — has been arriving in the US from China through the mail system.

Carfentanil “normally comes in — we’re told — by the U.S. mail system, usually from China,” Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said. “Some laboratory in China producing it, and then shipping it to the United States by mail.”

He says the illicit sellers in China avoid private carriers like FedEx or UPS because they require tracking information from the sender … (click to read more)