President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared that fentanyl is not produced or consumed in Mexico, despite comments from the United States, which is one of the main victims of this opioid, whose illegal traffic It has caused thousands of deaths.
However, the journalist Humbert Padgett reiterated that Mexico would be the main producer of fentanyl in the world, during a segment broadcast on Formula Group.
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“It is made from chemical precursors that we import from Chinawhich we entered through the ports of Manzanillo and the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas and it has been extensively documented that it is processed in Mexico and exported to the United States”, he asserted.
Regarding López Obrador’s statements, Padgett recalled and, although it is a product that does not have a reach throughout Mexico, it does prevail in Baja California, sonorous and Chihuahuawhere its proximity to the United States border stands out.
“This is also confirmed, it is in Tijuana, in Juárez, we have also seen it in Mexicali, it is also known that it is San Luis Río Colorado. We have not seen it at the borders girlsthat is, in Tamaulipas,” he said.
Even data from Government of Mexico reveal that from December 2018 to June 2022, the seizure of fentanyl grew to a 840 percent in the country, compared to the previous administration, that is, from December 2012 to June 2016.
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