L贸pez Obrador highlights the trafficking of fentanyl originating from China

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In response to the accusations made by the United States against China for being a supplier of fentanyl, the Chinese Ambassador to Mexico, Zhang Run, stated before Mexican senators that “no problems related to fentanyl smuggling have ever been detected between the countries.” He also mentioned that the Chinese government has not received any reports from the Mexican government regarding such cases. Therefore, the diplomat assured that the root cause of fentanyl abuse lies in the US鈥 control mechanisms and the domestic demand for the substance.

However, Mexican President Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador claimed to have evidence of illegal fentanyl trafficking from China, which Beijing has denied since receiving the letter from the Mexican president addressing this issue. “We already have the evidence. A shipment arrived from a port in China to the port of L谩zaro C谩rdenas, Michoac谩n, so all the laboratory analyses were undertaken, and we will send this information,” L贸pez Obrador declared in a press conference. In this regard, the president will send another letter to President Xi Jinping to reiterate his request for support in combating the illegal trafficking of fentanyl.

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El Universal. Rodr铆guez, L. (2023, 18 de abril). Entre M茅xico y China no hay contrabando de fentanilo, asegura embajador Zhang Ru

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