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China jails nine for selling fentanyl into US

China jails nine for selling fentanyl into USChina on Thursday jailed nine people for selling fentanyl to Americans, the result of a landmark joint probe, and pledged further co-operation following President Donald Trump’s fury at Beijing’s perceived inaction against Chinese suppliers fuelling the deadly US opioid crisis. Despite Trump’s criticism earlier this year that Beijing had reneged on its promise to crack down on the production of the drug, China said it was “willing to conduct sincere and concrete anti-drug cooperation” with the US to tackle fentanyl trafficking. The court in northern Hebei province described the case as the first successful joint US-Chinese probe related to fentanyl smuggling, and US officials also hailed the verdict.



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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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China sentences 3 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip

China sentences 3 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tipA Chinese court sentenced three fentanyl traffickers Thursday in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal synthetic opioids. Liu Yong was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, while Jiang Juhua and Wang Fengxi were sentenced to life in prison. Working off a 2017 tip from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Chinese police busted a drug ring based in the northern Chinese city of Xingtai that shipped synthetic drugs to the U.S. and other countries from a gritty clandestine laboratory.



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Mexican cartels making 'mass quantities' of fentanyl pills: US

Mexican cartels making 'mass quantities' of fentanyl pills: USUS authorities warned Monday that “mass quantities” of counterfeit prescription drugs laced with the opioid fentanyl are being produced in Mexico for distribution in North America. A sample of tablets seized in the US found that 27 percent contained potentially lethal doses of fentanyl, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that US authorities blame for more than 100 deaths a day in the United States.



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Authorities say 40 pounds of seized fentanyl is enough to 'kill entire population of Ohio' multiple times

Authorities say 40 pounds of seized fentanyl is enough to 'kill entire population of Ohio' multiple timesA raid in southwest Ohio has seized more than 40 pounds of fentanyl –enough to 'kill the entire population of Ohio' several times, officials said.



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Ohio lawmaker proposes using seized fentanyl in executions

Ohio lawmaker proposes using seized fentanyl in executionsAn Ohio lawmaker says he has the solution to the state's problem securing execution drugs: use fentanyl seized by police instead.



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China Bans Fentanyl, Bowing to U.S. Pressure

China Bans Fentanyl, Bowing to U.S. PressureChinese officials on Monday announced an immediate ban on the production and distribution of all “fentanyl-related substances,” fulfilling a promise that President Xi Jingping made to President Trump last year following a years-long Department of Justice pressure campaign.Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, officials representing three government agencies announced that they would expand the existing ban on some 25 fentanyl variants to all forms of the drug.Following the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires in December, Trump drew attention to China's role in profiting from the sale of fentanyl, which claims tens of thousands of American lives every year. U.S. officials announced after the summit that Xi had promised Trump China would crack down on fentanyl production as part of negotiations that led to a halt in the escalating trade war between the two countries.> It is outrageous that Poisonous Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl comes pouring into the U.S. Postal System from China. We can, and must, END THIS NOW! The Senate should pass the STOP ACT – and firmly STOP this poison from killing our children and destroying our country. No more delay!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who leads the ongoing trade negotiations with Beijing, told the Senate last month that he would like China's commitment to curtailing opioid production codified in any final agreement.“It may very well be something that we end up writing into this agreement,” Lighthizer told lawmakers in February. “But it clearly is something the president views himself as having a commitment on. And that we are monitoring to see in fact if there are changes.”While Chinese officials on Monday acknowledged the importance of curtailing fentanyl production, they maintained that China should not be blamed for the devastation wrought by the opioid crisis in the U.S.“We believe that the United States is the main cause of the problem of the abuse of fentanyl in the United States,” Liu Yuejin, vice commissioner of China's National Narcotics Control Commission, said at the press conference.While the ban officially went into effect Monday, it remains unclear whether the government will prioritize its enforcement across the thousands of far-flung Chinese chemical factories capable of producing the valuable narcotic.



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The Latest: Police: Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at house

The Latest: Police: Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at houseCHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass drug overdose at a house in Chico, California (all times local):



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Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose Of Fentanyl And Cocaine, Autopsy Finds

Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose Of Fentanyl And Cocaine, Autopsy FindsRapper Mac Miller died in early September from "mixed drug toxicity" ― an



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Prince suddenly dies at Paisley Park from fentanyl overdose: Part 2

Prince suddenly dies at Paisley Park from fentanyl overdose: Part 2Like many other unsuspecting Americans, Prince fell prey to black market counterfeit pills containing fentanyl instead of the actual ingredient.



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