On 17 November, a report from C4ADS says that global internet connectivity has opened up a new era of distribution, facilitating direct-to-consumer transactions, rapid reaction to enforcement trends, and the delivery of retail, rather than wholesale, drug volumes through legal commercial delivery systems. C4ADS says that it conducted extensive multilingual analysis of Chinese corporate entities, the open web and social media, to better understand the methods used.
See also the article from NPR –
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