Skip to comments.China in business with drug cartels
Posted on 02/07/2011 10:42:14 AM PST by AuntB
Last week, Mexican authorities seized over 23 tons of ethyl phenylacetate, which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The drug component was discovered at the Pacific port of Manzanillo, in a shipment from China.
In April 2010, Mexican officials seized 80 tons of phenylacetic acid and its derivatives shipped from Shanghai, China. Imports of ethyl phenylacetate require authorization from the countrys health ministry, so the shipments are intentionally mis-labeled before leaving China.
Last year, an anonymous U.S. official told Reuters that between October and November 2010, Mexican authorities seized 818 tons of chemicals used in making crystal meth.
Due to rampant corruption among port officials, the cartels are allowed to receive large shipments of the chemicals from China which are transported to meth labs throughout Mexico.
The chemicals are used in a production process known as phenyl-2-propanone (P2P method), and cost much less than pseudoephedrine, thus increasing the cartels profits.
In 2009 alone, the Mexican police and military found 215 meth labs, a 400 percent increase of the labs discovered in 2008.
90 percent of the methamphetamine sold in the U.S. is brought into this country from Mexico and distributed by several street gangs such as the notoriously violent MS-13.
China’s pay-back for the opium wars?
Not a day goes by where Chinese students are not told of China’s victimhood at the hands of nasty colonialists. Plus China very much believes in the long-game of asymetric warfare.
Active participation by the Chinese Gov’t? Maybe. Willful ignorance of the situation? certainly!
At least the Chinese tried to fight back against the British policy to fatally poison their people.
Meanwhile our government ?
This shocks you?
The Chicoms have already poisoned our dogs and gave toys covered in lead paint to our kids.
Truman should have listened to MacArthur instead of firing him.
meanwhile, we have to fill out forms to buy sudafed. Our gov’t at work, kissing the Chicoms ass while making us feel like criminals when we buy medicine for stuffy noses.