China is Smuggling Something Even Deadlier than Fentanyl into America

by | Apr 17, 2024 | America's Adversaries, War on Drugs

Nitazene is the latest synthetic opioid weaponized against Americans by the Chinese Communist Party, and it’s even deadlier than fentanyl

China has a new illicit export designed to kill, and it’s coming to a neighborhood near you.

Nitazene is the newest synthetic opioid to reach America from the hostile communist country as part of China’s not-so-secret war against the United States. Roughly 10 to 40 times more lethal than fentanyl—already one of the deadliest narcotics on our streets—nitazene has ratcheted up the drug crisis devastating families across Joe Biden’s borderless nation, particularly in Virginia and North Carolina.

Like fentanyl, nitazene has been around since the 1950s—though it was never approved for medical use—but only recently appeared on U.S. streets as a pill or powder called “ISO,” which users mix in with heroin or morphine to amplify their “high.” But considering just a few grams are enough to kill, users frequently overdose, often without realizing they’re ingesting fentanyl or nitazene.

Though nitazene consumption is still low compared to fentanyl, nitazene-related deaths jumped fourfold between 2019 and 2021. Scarier still, few state health departments have begun testing for nitazenes in narcotics seized by law enforcement—which means no one really knows just prevalent they’re becoming.

Colorado police were stumped over one mysterious death in December until they thought to search for nitazene. Just days later in North Carolina, former addict Samantha Ross gave cocaine one last shot while vacationing—and was found dead with fentanyl and nitazene in her system.

(RELATED: Border Patrol Has Seized Enough Fentanyl to Kill 6 Billion People)

America—100% Border-Free

These stories are becoming more commonplace each week. Drug overdose deaths reached a grim all-time high in 2021, the year Biden took office, killing 107,000 Americans. 75 percent of those deaths involved opioids, overwhelmingly those manufactured illegally in places like Mexico and India—often with aid from China.

No one should blame Joe Biden for starting the opioid epidemic killing hundreds of thousands of our countrymen. Everyone should blame him for making it infinitely easier for drug smugglers to enter our country.

Last March, ex-DEA agent Derek Maltz testified before Congress that “this is not the same opioid crisis” we faced with heroin just a couple decades ago. “Chinese criminal networks . . . have been doing a bombing run on our country with synthetic drugs. They are being made in labs in China [and] in Mexico at record levels.

“In my view, fentanyl is a chemical weapon . . . the cartels are taking total advantage of weak security at the porous border, killing more Americans than any terrorist organization in the history of the country,” he explained. And it’s made possible by “Chinese criminals [who] are providing critical money-laundering services” and the “mass amount of chemicals to make the poison.”

Recall that China only listed fentanyl as a Schedule I drug in 2019—and that only after intense pressure from the Trump administration to crack down on narcotic smuggling from the communist country. Under Biden, that pressure has all but disappeared, leaving China free to export the precursors used to manufacture these opioids to Mexican crime syndicates.

In 2023, U.S. law enforcement sanctioned 14 Chinese and Canadian companies for selling nitazene and xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer increasingly used by drug addicts, through online black markets, much of which was sold to powerful drug networks in our country.

An Oct. 2023 indictment alleges that a Florida dealer used the social media app WhatsApp and Bitcoin to buy nitazenes online from Chinese manufacturers, intending to use them to enhance his opioid stash.

Despite Mexican President Obrador’s lies to the contrary, just 3 cartels—Sinaloa, Jalisco New Generation, and the Cartel de Juárez—control virtually all fentanyl smuggled across our open border. DEA data shows these cartels’ alarming presence in places hit hardest by the crisis, particularly Phoenix, Arizona; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Source: Drug Enforcement Agency, Jan. 2024

The hard truth is that our failed leadership doesn’t care. Democrats are more interested in securing Ukraine’s border than they are in enforcing America’s borders, and our enemies are taking advantage to slaughter Americans by the thousand. Joe Biden could close the border at any time—he just doesn’t want to.

(READ MORE: BIDENVASION—500 Illegal Alien Criminals in March Alone, Including 16 Murderers)

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