Seizures of Synthetic Drugs Meth and Fentanyl Rise in Mexico as Cartels Increase Production, Import From China

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Federal seizures of synthetic drugs like meth and fentanyl are rising in Mexico, according to seizure figures published on Monday by the country’s Defense Department.

Fentanyl is a highly addictive and deadly drug of which just a 2-milligram dose can prove fatal. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. The majority of meth in the United States is currently produced by cartels in Mexico.

As per figures issued by Mexico’s Defense Department, seizures of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl soared 525 percent in the first three years of the current administration, which took office Dec. 1, 2018, compared to the previous three years.

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