The Chinese Drug Cartel

Fentanyl, America’s deadliest drug is being smuggled into the nation by the largest fentanyl and methamphetamine cartel operating in Mexico.  While that probably doesn’t come as any surprise, the fact that the cartel is operated by the Chinese government just might.

Manufacturers in Wuhan, China ship chemicals into Mexican ports and then move them overland to clandestine labs in or near Mexico City where the Chinese cartel Los Zheng synthesizes them into fentanyl and methamphetamines for distribution to the U.S.  It’s a win-win for China – a kilogram of fentanyl can kill 500,000 Americans, earn the Party multi-billions, increase crime and otherwise destroy American society.

The official government line is that the Chinese government is not complicit in the operation of the Los Zheng cartel but retired Drug Enforcement Agent Derek Maltz told Fox News that they were lying.  What else is new, right?

According to Maltz, “the Chinese are way more dangerous, way more sophisticated, way more complex, and way more of a national security threat to America—it’s not even a comparison [with Mexican cartels].  What better way to hurt America than poison the kids and cause all these overdose deaths, at the same time making billions of dollars? I call it a form of chemical war on America, because you’re dealing with these potent lethal chemicals that are being produced in these labs in China.”

It isn’t like China doesn’t how to weaponize drugs.  In the 1927 Communist Party vs the Nationalist Party civil war, Mao Zedong instructed his subordinates to grow poppies, create opium and traffic it into the non-Communist regions of the country.  The results were devastating not only to the users but to society, governments and their military.  Once the desired affects were achieved the Communist Party conquered the “enemy” and then set about to save them from their selves by stamping out drug use and even executing their own drug traffickers.

However, In 1949 Mao nationalized opium production and began using narcotics as a weapon to destabilize his foreign enemies, primarily Japan and the U.S.  In 1955, then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, allegedly told Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser that the Communists would use drugs against the morale of US forces in Asia, which, according to Soviet statesman Mikhail Suslov,  was a way to “disarm the capitalists with the things they like to taste.”

A 2014 report from the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command, warned that the Chinese were using a wide spectrum of warfare against their adversaries.  The People’s Liberation Army outlined China’s vision on how to attack the United States through a combination of military and nonmilitary actions that included trade, financial, ecological, psychological, smuggling, the media, drugs, technological, propaganda, and economic aid, cultural and international warfare.  I wonder what category buying politicians falls under!

The drug trade undermines American society from within, generating massive costs for social stability, law enforcement, the health care system. The strategic threat of the drug trade to the U.S. goes beyond death and economic losses.    

Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical analyst warns that a failed Mexican state with almost 130 million people would be worse for Washington.  “A failed Mexico would not restrict the drug trade; the border would be chaos, and the implications of that go well beyond drugs.  One of the United States’ largest trading partners could well devolve into a seething anarchy that could not help but leak into the U.S. proper.”  Another win for the Chinese Communist Party!

While the coronavirus slowed the supply chain of critical chemicals from Wuhan to Mexico, it didn’t take long for them to adapt, tweak their business model and alter production mechanisms.  And unfortunately, the destruction of American businesses, lockdowns, job eliminations and mask mandates forced upon U.S. citizens by left-wing politicians, has increased the demand for drugs and worsened the overdose crisis.    

During the first three months of 2020, according to the CDC, drug overdoses rose 10% over the same time period last year.  More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses of which fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, alone in combination, were involved during the first six months of 2019 and that number is expected to increase for 2020 and 2021.  

U.S. anti-narcotics authorities warn that the deadly drug deluge into America will only continue to modernize and multiply in the forthcoming months amid the protracted pandemic and rising demand.

Source:  Chinese Cartels Infiltrate Mexico by Andrew Miller, the Trumpet; Chinese ‘cartels’ quietly operating in Mexico, aiding US drug crisis by Fox News; Chinese Networks Dominate Chemical, Cash Sectors of Drug Cartel Business by Charlotte Cuthbertson, Epoch Times

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