Recently, President Donald Trump ordered delivery firms to ‘start looking’ for China alternative in the bid to make them start refusing packages of the Chinese painkiller called Fentanyl which is supposed to be 50 times more powerful than heroin. Post the President’s order, the companies like U.S. Postal Service, FedEx Corp and United Parcel Service Inc. confirmed that they are attempting to stop traffickers from using their delivery service; on Friday.
While on Friday, China announced new retaliatory tariffs on a bulk of goods from United States, Trump asked online retailer and other shippers to refuse deliveries of the Chinese drug which is a synthetic opioid; on Twitter. Trump also mentioned on the social platform that the Chinese President has not honored his promise of stopping what has now instigated the nation’s deadliest drug crisis in all of history.
As the U.S.- China trade war caused the slow- down of the U.S. stock market, at least a 3 percent fall was recorded in the stocks of FedEx, Amazon and UPS. UPS and its competitor FedEx, both gave statements regarding the matter saying that their security measures are in place and the former said that they work closely with law enforcement and regulatory authorities. Both being private delivery companies choose tracking packages electronically which has caused drug dealers to shift towards USPS and manipulate their tracking loopholes.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury gave a statement where it announced about sanctions against trio of Chinese nationals that have been accused of trafficking the drug fentanyl which is illegal; and also informed that as far as distribution mediums are concerned, the most common medium is USPS.
Officials and experts have been noted revealing that constraints such as staffing shortages make the traffickers of drugs choose their entry from U.S. ports and international mail centers.Referring to the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act enacted by U.S. Congress in 2018; USPS shared that their efforts target prevention of dangerous drugs from entering the United States from China and other countries and they are aggressively working on implementing provisions of the STOP Act for the same objective.
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