Texas seeing spike in fentanyl trafficking; Abbott blames border issues

The Republican cited President Biden’s border policies as a reason behind the state’s fentanyl problem, which he claimed started in 2020 but increased dramatically in the first four months of 2021.

“잘, 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.

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Fentanyl, an opioid for pain treatment, is between 50 과 100 times more potent than morphine. 에 따르면 질병 통제 예방 센터, 이상 36,000 people died from overdoses involving synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, 에 2019.

텍사스 주지사. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, 텍사스. (AP 통신)

텍사스 주지사. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, 텍사스. (AP 통신)

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