Texas experimenta un aumento en el tráfico de fentanilo; Abbott culpa a los problemas fronterizos

The Republican cited President Biden’s border policies as a reason behind the state’s fentanyl problem, que, según él, comenzó en 2020 pero aumentó drásticamente en los primeros cuatro meses de 2021.

“Bien, in addition to the people coming across the border, there is something else crossing the border,” Abbott said at a news conference Thursday in Fort Worth. “It is unseen to the general public, but importantly, this unseen thing coming across the border is deadly dangerous.

KAMALA HARRIS SE HA IDO 65 DAYS WITHOUT A NEWS CONFERENCE SINCE BEING TAPPED FOR BORDER CRISIS ROLE

Fentanyl, an opioid for pain treatment, is between 50 y 100 times more potent than morphine. De acuerdo con la Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, más que 36,000 people died from overdoses involving synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, en 2019.

Gobernador de Texas. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

Gobernador de Texas. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

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