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… "We work closely with international partners on how the threat has developed there. It's an emerging new drug, a threat we've taken very seriously because of what happened in the US, "said O'Brien.
However, the Guardian wrote that other dark Internet marketplaces sell Fentanyl and last The first indictment of a Fentanyl dealer, 25-year-old Newporter Kyle Enos, was convicted in February 2018. O & # 39; Brien told the Guardian that NCA investigator Some 160 Enos customers warned them to let them know about the drug, only to find that four of them had already died.
"We can not say if they took the drug, but they certainly were up his list [customer]"said Colin Williams, a senior investigator for the NCA, the Guardian
According to the New York Times, the number of opioid deaths in the US is rising, though prescriptive must be prescribed. Drug use doses call for over 70,000 deaths in 2017, a figure higher than the number of deaths from HIV or gun violence at their summits. "The deaths of Fentanyls and related synthetic drugs, which are sometimes sold to customers as heroin, rose by 45 percent in 2017.
"The deaths of fentanyl have increased by 45 percent; This is not a success, "said the C-Carcar Professor of Family and Community Medicine at The University of California Times. "We have a heroin and synthetic opioid epidemic that is out of control and needs to be addressed."
In Britain, according to the Guardian, the use of fentanyl has not reached nearly the same levels, but data from the Office for National Statistics showed fatal overdoses rose by 29 percent last year in England and Wales.
CNN reported Sunday that China, which is a major source of synthetic opioids according to US authorities, had agreed this weekend at the G20 summit to make fentanyl a controlled substance. The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement stating that the government had decided to "classify the entire category of fentanyl-type substances as controlled substances and begin the process of revising the relevant laws and regulations", as well as an agreement with the To meet USA. Take active measures to strengthen law enforcement and anti-drug cooperation.