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China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese sponsored Vietnam-China Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi on November 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM (Photo credit should read KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Xi Jinping Demands Drug War with ‘Chinese Characteristics’

The Chinese communist regime launched a campaign against illicit drug trafficking Thursday, led by Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s demand Tuesday that authorities create “a path with Chinese characteristics to contain drug-related problems and win the war on drugs in the new era.”

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06: Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun …

Better OxyContin Leads to Worse Heroin Epidemic

The conventional wisdom on the opioid crisis is that prescription drug dependency was a major factor behind the surge of addictions and overdoses. This belief was challenged by studies demonstrating that prescription drug problems from the 1990s and 2000s were fading before the current opioid crisis began, and the real problem today is with street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. New research highlights a very sharp dividing line between the earlier pill problem and today’s drug crisis: OxyContin was reformulated in 2010 to cut down on abuse, so addicts turned to heroin.

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Obama’s Welcome for Migrants Allowed ‘Chemical Warfare’ on Americans

The early theory of the opioid crisis and the “White Death” was that over-reliance on prescription painkillers was a major factor in rising mortality rates. Americans were reporting more pain to doctors than ever before, and receiving more painkiller prescriptions as a result. New research and analysis challenge these assumptions by arguing that the opioid crisis flows largely from drugs like heroin and fentanyl, which exploded just as prescription drug use was beginning to decline, and one of the primary contributing factors was the migrant crisis President Barack Obama unleashed in his second term.

Director of National Intelligence Agency Dan Coats testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 23, 2017

5 Global Perils Highlighted in U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment

The American intelligence community unveiled its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment this week, highlighting the menace to U.S. national security posed by Islamic terrorism, drug overdoses fueled by Mexican and Chinese transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), and various other perils.

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Five Ways Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy Challenges China

President Donald Trump’s administration has published the 2017 National Security Strategy, the first of this presidency. The document focuses heavily on the threat communist China poses to American influence on trade, defense, technology, and human rights.

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NYPD, Feds Seize Enough Fentanyl to Kill 32M People in Record Bust

New York police teamed up with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigators to seize enough fentanyl and other dangerous drugs to kill up to 32 million people–270 pounds worth. The drug seizure became the largest drug bust in New York City history.

Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions

Texan Sentenced for Role in Fentanyl Distribution Ring

A U.S. district court judge sentenced a Texas man to serve 20 years in federal prison for his role in a large-scale fentanyl distribution ring where he sold up to 10 grams a day of a designer version of the dangerous synthetic opioid.

Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions

Feds Score ‘Massive’ Fentanyl Seizure in Sinaloa Cartel Probe

PHOENIX, Arizona — Federal authorities seized more than 30,000 fentanyl pills as part of an ongoing investigation targeting the Sinaloa Cartel’s operations in this city. While the use of fentanyl as a recreational drug is relatively new, it became an increasing threat due to the drug being 100 percent more powerful than morphine.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks about the dangers of fentanyl, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DOJ: Drug Overdose Now Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday morning. Rosenstein, along with acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Chuck Rosenberg, and other prominent officials in law enforcement addressed the media at the DEA’s headquarters in Arlington, VA to discuss the ongoing response to the nation’s staggering opioid epidemic.

OLDENBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE WAS PIXELATED AT SOURCE) Nikolai H., suspected criminal, is seen with handcuffs at his trial at the regional court Oldenburg on November 11, 2008 in Oldenburg, Germany. Nikolai H. is accused of dropping a wooden block down a highway bridge which killed …

30 Charged in Drug Raids Including Illegal Immigrants

More than 200 federal, state, and local law enforcement officials took part in “Operation Bad Company” which resulted in 30 arrests on drug and gun charges–several of the suspects were illegal immigrants.

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Arkansas Raid Lands 52 Suspected Drug Traffickers in Jail

Law enforcement authorities announced multiple federal indictments following the completion of an early morning raid. The operation resulted in dozens of arrests of suspected drug and illegal gun dealers.

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Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

An Ohio police officer passed out and had to be treated for an emergency overdose after he merely brushed some fentanyl powder off his shirt following a drug bust. It took four doses of the opioid overdose antidote, Narcan, to revive him.

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DHS Arrests Nearly 1,400 Suspected Gang Members

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) concluded a targeted nationwide gang operation which was the largest ever conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).