U.S. border patrol seizes, in record bust, enough fentanyl to kill 115 million people

U.S. border patrol seizes, in record bust, enough fentanyl to kill 115 million people

by WorldTribune Staff, February 1, 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Jan. 31 that its officers had seized 254 pounds of fentanyl in Nogales/Mariposa port of entry in Arizona. The amount discovered in what was the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded was enough to kill 115 million people, according to investigators in […]

100 deaths daily: U.S. issues global alert in bid to combat opioid crisis

100 deaths daily: U.S. issues global alert in bid to combat opioid crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2018 The United States this week will seek to mobilize a global response to the opioid crisis, the U.S. State Department said on March 12. The State Department said the U.S. delegation to the 61st UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), to be held March 12-16 in Vienna, Austria, “will […]

Senator: Cartels control nearly half of Mexico

Senator: Cartels control nearly half of Mexico

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2018 Drug cartels are close to controlling as much territory in Mexico as Islamic State (ISIS) did at its height in Syria, according to a U.S. senator who recently visited Mexico. “Forty to 45 percent of Mexico is ungoverned or run by the cartels,” Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, told […]

Congressional probe finds opioids are being shipped from China through USPS

Congressional probe finds opioids are being shipped from China through USPS

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 Addictive opioids can readily be ordered from China and shipped to America via the United States Postal Service (USPS), lawmakers say. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said that its investigators found through Google searches “hundreds of pages offering to sell” opioids, including highly-addictive fentanyl. The committee’s chariman, Ohio […]

Trump concluded 37 trade deals in China, pressed Xi on drug linked to opioid crisis

Trump concluded 37 trade deals in China, pressed Xi on drug linked to opioid crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump wrapped up his first trip to China by concluding dozens of major trade deals between American and Chinese firms and pressing Chinese President Xi Jinping to curb exports of a drug that contributed to 20,000 U.S. opioid overdose deaths last year. The U.S. Commerce Department […]

‘Gray death’: Drug mix blamed for dozens of deaths, ‘like playing Russian roulette’

‘Gray death’: Drug mix blamed for dozens of deaths, ‘like playing Russian roulette’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 5, 2017 The latest in the deadly drug mixing trend has been cited in dozens of overdose deaths in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. Described as looking like a concrete mix, “Gray death” is a mixture of heroin, potent painkillers and elephant tranquilizers that are cut together to create a lethal combination, […]

20,000 Americans died last year from opioid drugs vs 16,899 in Vietnam, 1968

20,000 Americans died last year from opioid drugs vs 16,899 in Vietnam, 1968

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2016 More Americans died from illicit opioid overdoses in 2015 than did in the deadliest year of the Vietnam War, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). According to the CDC, 12,990 American citizens died from heroin overdoses in 2015, a 23 percent increase from […]