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The United States sends fentanyl with xylazine to Mexico: “It’s deadly”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) has warned that fentanyl smuggled into Mexico from the United States and Canada is mixed with a more potent drug intended for veterinary use, among other substances, because it is harmful to animals. There is a sedative for

In a document sent to the Senate, the State Department details how fentanyl is processed in the United States and Canada, following a mode of operation that involves combining chemical precursors combined with other compounds such as heroin. methamphetamine.

MEA emphasizes that, according to reports from the United States Drug Administration, it has been identified that there are mixtures with other substances such as xylazine, a non-opioid veterinary sedative that is not approved for human consumption.

The document indicates, “Mexico has been primarily used as a smuggling country for this substance (fentanyl). National Defense (Cedena) has identified laboratories with production and pilling activities.”

In the past month, Cedena has led detection and seizure operations, where one operation is reported to have seized 120 kg of potential fentanyl pills of various colors, as well as 2,861 kg of powdered fentanyl and 37 with potential fentanyl. Kilo paste was seized.

Over the past month, Cedena has led a search and seizure operation. Photo: Darkroom

In April, the United States Department of Homeland Security made several seizures of fentanyl combined with xylicin along the US border with Mexico.

As a result of these seizures, Joe Biden’s US government has issued an emergency alert because of the level of damage and death toll in that country’s population this year.

The DEA also has information that about 23 percent of seized fentanyl powder and pills contain xylazine, which is lethal for human consumption.

According to the DEA, about 23% of seized fentanyl powder and pills contained xylazine. Photo: Exclusive

The Ministry of External Affairs highlighted that, in order to prevent the trafficking of fentanyl in all its formulations, a continuous approach is maintained with the security agencies of the United States, where three main areas of cooperation have been agreed upon: strengthening regulatory capabilities on substances in Mexico, and harmonizing controlled and regulated substances in both countries; strengthening non-intrusion detection capabilities at the US-Mexico border; as well as the development of bilateral public health campaigns, pointing out that the crisis reacts to a public health issue and that consumption must be addressed.

In terms of health, the regulation of opioids in Mexico has been strict, as access to treatment with opioids requires that the patient must follow an established profile and includes controls to regulate treatment with opioid drugs or medications. which contain opioid components.


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