Source: Jose Nino
According to J.M. Phelps of OneNewsNow.com, “Massive amounts of precursor chemicals coming from China are being used to supply super-labs in Mexico for the production of methamphetamines and more – and America is being harmed in the process.”
OneNewsNow reached out to a former head of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to inquire about the global drug trade, where China uses precursor chemicals to illegally manufacture narcotics and psychoactive substances. According to Derek Maltz, China’s involvement in the global drug crisis is an “underreported story” and that “it’s been going on for years and the average person doesn’t even realize it.”
However, Maltz acknowledged that in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the DEA “did an amazing job cutting off the ability for ‘mom and pop’ labs [in the U.S.] to produce meth.” During that timeframe, the importation of precursor chemicals into the U.S. used to produce meth was successfully targeted.
As a consequence, the former DEA executive claimed that drug-dealing “kingpins” like Chapo Guzmán and other competitors saw this development as “a golden opportunity to make a killing — so … they started bringing in massive quantities of precursor chemicals from China and other countries in Asia.”