On 24 August, Reuters reported that a US Congress report has said that weak cooperation between US and Chinese authorities is hindering efforts to curb increasingly sophisticated forms of fentanyl trafficking. While the amount of finished fentanyl shipped from China to the US has declined since 2019 when Beijing banned the synthetic drug. Yet illicit fentanyl from China remains widely available in the US.
The report itself is available at –
It reviews the situation since 2018 and the flows of product and money, including increased cooperation with Mexican cartels, and Chinese money laundering through Mexico.