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Dec 6, 2023Liked by Ioan Grillo

With the Chapitos claiming they have banned fentanyl production and China promising to crack down on fentanyl precursors strongly suggests there are cheaper alternatives to producing fentanyl yet even more addictive then fentanyl. The Frankenstein opioids, nitazines, are starting to spread through the streets and it is a drug that is 2 to 40 times more addictive then fentanyl yet it is easier and cheaper to make. Only multiple doses of narcan can reverse the damaging effects of nitazines.

We now have another perfect drug for cartels. Cheaper to make and more addictive to keep up the steady supply of customers. This is also the perfect drug for China to produce and promote to destroy the stupid Americans who consume massive amounts of drugs. For the cartels, they may not be so reliant on outside providers of precursors.

The United States realized in the 1950's that synthesized nitazines were extremely toxic for sedation and respiratory depression. Another example of life saving chemistry from our outstanding pharmaceutical companies who are always concerned about their customer's quality of life!

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by Ioan Grillo

"one of the worst overdose crises the world has ever known" One has to assume, China has a better memory of 'the opium wars' than any LEO in the USA

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An interesting article is sure to follow a title like that but you never answered the eternal question: Does fentanyl cause anal rash?

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Ioan Grillo

It’s interesting how this has all developed over the years. The methods haven’t changed all that much but procuring the mules has been made so much easier by social media.

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This whole fentanyl. Sympathic opioid. Is I believe going to bring or sorry come to the boiling point of no return. That's why alot of people asking for cartels to be classed as terrorists. This new synthetic opioid. Has the same ability of any weapon of mass destruction Im frightened do the cartels know exactly the out come for them in there own country. It's poison in the land itself. agriculturally with set ups being left in a hurry. The long term affects this drug has on not only the country of Mexico but world wide a frightening prospect.

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Los Chapitos have landed in one of the thorniest dilemmae of the drug trade: a new product, obviously poisonous and a magnet for authorities' heat; yet the money it produces could be enough to finance potential new challengers to their not-yet-solidified control of their plaza. They gotta appear to stay away from it; but also worry about who may not be.

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