DRUGS FLOODING THE PHILIPPINE COMING FROM CHINA
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde said “based on intelligence information,” the bulk of illegal drugs or 80% of it coming in the Philippines came from China.
“‘Yung mga drugs as per intel reports, sinasabi nga na galing China. Hindi naman lahat, (pero) these are all indications na merong involvement… ‘Yung bulk, pwede masabi na marami nakukuha (from China),” he said.
But, in accordance to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement, Albayalde said such intelligence report still needs to be validated.
“Totoo ang sabi ng Presidente na that has to be validated, because what we have are intelligence information; it has to be validated,” he said.
Albayalde said aside from the illegal drugs coming from China, there were also locally produced illegal drugs, such as ecstasy and cocaine.
In his speech at the launch of former President Fidel Ramos’ book “Prosper thy neighbor,” Duterte said the Chinese should not be immediately blamed for the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.
He said “thorough investigation” should be conducted first before making any pronouncements.
“Do not conclude right away that the owner of the container is the smuggler of the drugs. Kawawa naman ‘yung mga tao, especially the legit importers, and their containers are taken advantage of by criminals,” Duterte said.
“It’s more important really not to drag along innocent people into a criminal case which we are not sure of,” he added.
In May 2017, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recovered 605 kilos of shabu worth P6.4 billion from a shipment from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs and was discovered in a warehouse in Valenzuela City.
In August, authorities intercepted at the BOC two magnetic lifters that contained 500 kilos of shabu worth P6 billion.
Days later, empty four magnetic lifters were found in a warehouse in Cavite. PDEA alleged that the magnetic lifters were containing at least a ton of illegal drugs, which may have already been distributed on the streets.
PDEA said Chinese nationals were involved in the shabu-carrying magnetic lifters
FENTANYL DRUGS FLOODING AMERICA COMING FROM CHINA
The United States is voluntarily exposing itself to a chemical attack. Since 2000, this assault has killed more than 700,000 Americans. The weapon is illegal drugs, and Americans are killing themselves with it. In addition to these drug overdoses, roughly 100,000 Americans have been killed in drug-related homicides. This epidemic is destroying the willpower of 28 million people, and costing the economy over $1 trillion per year. Since 6 in 10 drug users are under 34, these problems will likely worsen in the near future.
If a foreign enemy wanted to undermine America from within, facilitating a flow of illicit drugs into the country would be an effective way to do it. In fact, the People’s Republic of China has adopted just such a strategy.
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl are responsible for one third of these fatal poisonings. Since fentanyl is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, it is only legally available to cancer patients with a doctor’s prescription. The majority of fentanyl in the U.S. arrives illegally from China directly through the mail or indirectly through Mexico.
According to a Senate report released in January, Americans purchased nearly $800 million worth of fentanyl pills directly from Chinese chemical labs over a two-year period. Taking advantage of the anonymity provided by digital currencies like Bitcoin, Chinese sellers mailed an estimated 500 packages of fentanyl through the U.S. Postal Service.
Chinese labs have partnered with Mexican cartels to smuggle fentanyl into America. Mexico’s national security commissioner told the newspaper Reforma that most fentanyl entering Mexico from China comes through the port of Manzanillo in the state of Colima. Once the fentanyl is unloaded, it is smuggled into the U.S. by either the long-established Sinaloa cartel or the up-and-coming Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación.
China is also the main supplier of the precursor chemicals like ephedrine and pseudoephedrine that Mexican cartels use to manufacture methamphetamines, a stimulant to the central nervous system that 1.2 million Americans are addicted to.
The deputy director of China’s Foreign Ministry information department said January that her nation “stands ready to work with the U.S.” to crack down on illicit opioid shipments to the Americas. But the Chinese government has taken no meaningful action. After U.S. President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to stop the “flood of cheap and deadly” fentanyl manufactured in China, the deputy chief of China’s National Narcotics Control Commission said America should look at domestic factors for its drug crisis instead of blaming China. Former Mexican ambassador Jorge Guajardo told the New York Times that in all his time working for the Mexican government, “the Chinese never showed any willingness to cooperate on stemming the flow of precursors into Mexico.”
The fact that Chinese companies and the Chinese mafia are trafficking dangerous drugs into America gives the Chinese government plausible deniability. An examination of Chinese military strategy, however, reveals that more is going on than meets the eye. The Chinese Communist Party has a long history of pushing illegal drugs into the hands of its enemies.
After the start of the civil war between the Nationalist Party of China and the Communist Party of China, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong instructed his subordinates to begin cultivating poppies. The Communists created opium and trafficked it into non-Communist regions of China. As the people in those areas used the readily available drugs, their societies, governments and militaries became weaker. The Communists could then conquer the area. After they did so, they outlawed the use of narcotics. After the Communist Party conquered mainland China in 1949, Mao nationalized opium production and started using narcotics as a chemical weapon to destabilize his foreign rivals—primarily Japan and the United States.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai managed the nation’s narcotics operations. Soviet statesman Mikhail Suslov said in 1964 that Zhou’s strategy was “to disarm the capitalists with the things they like to taste.”