China sentences 9 to jail for smuggling fentanyl to U.S.

China sentences 9 to jail for smuggling fentanyl to U.S.A Chinese court on Thursday jailed nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, for smuggling fentanyl into the United States, saying this was the first such case the two countries had worked together on. China has faced U.S. criticism for not doing enough to prevent the flow of fentanyl into the United States, and the issue has become another irritant in ties, already strained by a bruising trade war the two are now working to end. Fentanyl is a highly addictive synthetic opioid, 50 times more potent than heroin.



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