The crisis over fentanyl trafficking focused this Thursday on a high-level meeting on security between the Government of Mexico and the United Statesin which both countries promised to work together although they still do not agree on where this synthetic opioid is produced.
The Mexican Foreign Minister, Alicia Barcena, and the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, They led the delegations that met in Mexico City to tackle the crisis due to fentanyl trafficking and the increase in migratory flows.
Washington has long maintained that Mexican cartels manufacture the drug using chemicals purchased in China and then they traffic this substance in the United States, where last year 70,000 people died from fentanyl overdoses.
However, in a joint press conference, the Secretary of Public Security of Mexico, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, said loud and clear that This substance is not produced in your country.
“There must be some type of fentanyl arriving in Mexico and, yes, it does indeed go to the United States, but I insist that “Mexico does not produce fentanyl, I want to say it very clearly,” he declared in the face of circumstances of his American counterparts.