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China Fentanyl Black Market In The US Is Accused Of Selling Illegally To Create Deadly Drugs 

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China Fentanyl Market In The US Is Accused Of Selling Illegally To Create Deadly Drugs  (PHOTO: San Francisco Chronicle)

Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland, flanked by a pair of New York prosecutors announced charges against four Chinese companies and eight workers accused of selling chemicals to fuel the U.S. fentanyl market to create deadly drugs.

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China Fentanyl Market In The US Is Accused Of Selling Illegally To Create Deadly Drugs  (PHOTO: New York Daily News)

Selling Of Deadly U.S. Fentanyl In Market

Attorney General Merrick Garland claimed during Garland at a Washington news conference that around  200 kilograms of “pre-cursor” chemicals used to create the deadly drug were seized, an amount that could create enough doses to kill 25 million Americans.

The fentanyl Black market is supplying the cartels with the building blocks they need to manufacture deadly fentanyl and the American agents and prosecutors are working relentlessly to turn down the business.

According to officials drug trafficking organizations including the notorious Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, both in Mexico based, are among the drug operations increasingly using the products peddled by the Chinese operations.

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The China Manufacturing Fentanyl Businesses Are Indicted

Three indictments in the investigation were returned in the Manhattan and Brooklyn federal courts the first U.S. prosecutions charging the China-based chemical manufacturing companies.

Garland and other officials defined the arrests as attacking the fentanyl market supply chain at its source.

The brazen Amarvel Biotech operation openly advertised via social media, going as far as guaranteeing 100 percent stealth shipping in some cases, said Garland.

The pre-cursors were often sent with masking molecules to create the lethal packages appear benign.

During the eight-month undercover Drug Enforcement Administration investigation, authorities seized more than 200 kilograms of the chemicals much of it sent to New York, officials said.

The Wuhan-based Amarvel additionally used deceptive packaging, shipping products marked as dog food, cosmetics, and motor oil, to avoid detection, authorities alleged.

The official said that the two additional indictments in Brooklyn targeted another three companies on similar offenses.

The ongoing U.S. overdose epidemic claimed more than 100,000 Americans in 2022, with fentanyl now the leading cause of death among U.S. residents between the ages of 18 to 49.

On June 8 two of the Amarvel defendants were arrested after they were expelled from Fiji and arraigned a day later in Hawaii, with both anticipated to appear in Manhattan Federal Court.

The company’s last shipment reached a warehouse in Los Angeles just last month.

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