Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cartel Narco Cocktails that Kill

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

''Narco cocktails'' causes wave of deaths; cartels mixing fentanyl with cocaine, heroin and marijuana:

The opioid crisis that is crossing  the United States is even lowering the life expectancy data. Some 72,000 people died in 2017 from fentanyl in the United States , a substance about 50 times more powerful than heroin , and which is being added to almost all drugs that are marketed in that country without consumers knowing they are consuming something that can lead them to death .

The opioid crisis that the United States is going through is even lowering life expectancy. It is the devastating effect of the more widespread use of drugs such as fentanyl , which doctors prescribe for postoperative pain relief. It is 50 times more powerful than heroin. And between 50 and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
News Telemundo Investigates documented how this opioid mixes with other drugs without consumers knowing:

             
The information from Grace Gonzalez details that this drug is lethal because drug traffickers are adding it to all other drugs. Traces of fentanyl in heroin, marijuana and cocaine have been found in a DEA laboratory .

"There are people who are buying cocaine on the streets and what they are consuming is cocaine with fentanyl that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and that is not used for humans it is a veterinary drug," said Agnes Winokur, associate director of DEA laboratory.

In 2017, 72 thousand people died from fentanyl, 9.5 percent more than in 2016, which meant 200 deaths per day. A figure that also reflects an increase of more than 6 thousand deaths, almost 10%, according to a preliminary report with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States.

The epidemic has even reached the family of Robert Redfield , director of the Center for Disease Control, which monitors the extent of this drug. His 37-year-old son almost died because he did not know that the cocaine he was consuming contained fentanyl.

Fentanyl and its analogues are relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain. They are purchased online and received comfortably by mail.

"We have people who are not only buying cocaine here locally but they are importing some of these synthetic substances from China and they are encapsulating them locally here, and they are selling them as mysterious pills," said Ernesto Garay , agent of the DEA.

President Donald Trump last week asked the United States Senate to act urgently to implement a law that will contain the amount of fentanyl that arrives by mail from China, according to Trump and the DEA.

"Unfortunately, many of these drugs are being hidden in candy to attract young people," Winokur warned. People genuinely do not know what they are consuming, it can be anything. What does not change is that many of them end in deaths, " added Garay.

Increased Deaths by Overdose:

According to data from the CDC, 72,287 people died in 2017 from an overdose of drugs, of which 49,060 were opioids in general.

The increase in deaths during the year 2017 has been dominated by the high rates of cases of overdose by synthetic opiates, such as fentanyl, which totaled 29, 418, about 9,000 more than the previous year and well above the second drug that more deaths have been generated, heroin, which registered 15, 950 cases.

West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland are the top-ranked areas where more deaths from overdoses have been recorded , while Nebraska has the lowest percentages, while Massachusetts and Vermont have seen significant declines, according to the CDC study.

The report released last week sees the light in a context of opioid crisis in the United States, where more than four million people are addicted to prescription painkillers - of which 250,000 are adolescents - and the overdose has been become the most common cause of violent death, above traffic accidents or weapons, according to the DEA.

Massive Overdose in Connecticut

In past weeks, a contaminated lot of synthetic marijuana caused 76 overdose victims in New Haven Connecticut, near Yale University, where authorities were trying on Thursday to determine the exact cause of the disorders.

Some victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but apparently all or almost all of the overdoses were due to a batch of "K2," a synthetic marijuana, said emergency physician Kathryn Hawk of the Yale-New Haven hospital, where several victims they received treatment.

People in and around the historic park of New Haven began to get sick shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15 and overdoses continued until Thursday, the 16th in the morning.

The symptoms were varied. Some victims fainted, others vomited and others only felt nauseous or lethargic, authorities said.

45 comments:

  1. Since it has proved so effective in getting us into this mess we need more laws, more enforcement, more weapons, more cops, more blackhawks and more - MUCH MORE - War On Drugs!!!!

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    1. Quit dealing with other countries
      Simple as that

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    2. Drugs are more plentiful now then they wore 40 to 50 years ago when the war on drugs started. They are cheaper, there are more of them, and they are easier to get because the supply is much more massive. In the 70s and 80s and early 90s I personally know that there were significant periods of time where drugs were not available marijuana cocaine heroin – there were frequent and periodic disruptions in the supply chain. That doesn’t happen anymore and the reason is because there’s so much money in it is created this massive drug economy. When you create a black market as lucrative as drugs it will become self perpetuating. Ultimately the only answer is to decriminalize use And manage consumption of the addicts;But unless you take the money out of it you will never stop it.

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    3. 2:43 - You're a real fuckin moron if you think that's the answer smh.

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    4. Funny thing about this war on drugs is nobody is talking the rise of crystal meth. Guess we’ll just wait till the streets are filled with a bunch tweakers running around looking for their next hit looking like a bunch of zombies from the walking dead series. Good old democracy just spend more money and build more jails.

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    5. 2:03 you don't funking know sarcasm,
      I hope it bites you on the ass, but you still won't get it

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  2. The winners from the War On Drugs are:
    - the corporations of the energy sector
    - the transnational financial companies
    - the firms that offer private security
    - the banks
    - the military and industrial security complex

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    1. How is Pemex profiting from drug war was a question i asked myself when i read the book review???
      Can someone pls explain?

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    2. For payoffs, Pemex looks the other way, while fuel stealing finances other things. Thats how.

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    3. "PEMEX" Does not benefit from any crimes, it is owned by the Mexican people that pay for all the abstruse shenanigans Mexican politicians and PEMEX executives love to carry on with.

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  3. Who tf is gonna add Fent to weed.

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    1. They're trying to make it seem more potent than normal Mex ditch weed, and also get people hooked on Opioids. Unfortunately, the guys mixing this stuff aren't real careful about dosing. And I'd imagine some gringo haters think it's funny that the unsuspecting users die. Same with putting it in Coke. Their trying to make the whole US addicts.

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    2. @5:04 wouldn’t it be expensive tho? It seems counter productive.

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    3. Mexico ditch weed? Well, we had paraquat sprayed weed, not good. Acapulco Gold, shit, alot of seeds and stems, and Panama red. Today's pot is so much potential? I would argue that. Is not in my experience. Great pot back then, before today's measurements. Keep guessing. Mexico pot doesn't need fetanyl, just less seeds and stems.

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    4. Well if people would stop doing drugs, GRINGO HATERS, like you say, they would stop sending that crap, cause they would lose money not having customers

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    5. Columbian (gold, red, and black point) weed was the best back in the 70's

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    6. They aren't lacing herb with fent.. That's just DEA scare tactics. Im not saying it hasn't happened, but acting like it's a problem is false. For one, nobody smokes shitty Mexican weed anymore. Two, the fentanyl molecule is destroyed when coming into direct contact with flame/extreme heat. Yes, you can vaporize fentanyl(i've done it), but you have to do it a certain way that is not conducive to smoking herb. Hell, most black tar doesn't even get laced with fent, let alone herb lol. If Herb tests positive for fent it's more then likely due to cross contamination. IE being broke down in the same room or whatever.

      Phelpso

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    7. And still no one has ever died from weed.

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  4. Please spare us another "50 times, 100 times more powerful than..." We all know this.

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  5. Medical grade cannabis is all over the USA in vast amounts. No one smokes Mexican dirt weed that’s laced with fentanyl. Nobody I know anyway. Those OD deaths are 99% heroin-cut-with fentanyl or now even just pure fentanyl.

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  6. The article above is a bit confusing. From 72,000 deaths a year attributed to opioids at the start of the article to 49,060 in mid-article to 29,418 deaths by end of article is a wide variance. It goes from very bad to really bad to bad. These articles need to make sense if we are to believe them. Thanks BB

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  7. thats why you get quality bud but why ruin weed

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  8. Wow 72,000 deaths!That's the whole of a small city!Hope people are gradually getting the message like Nancy Regan's 'Just say no to drugs' and it sure sounds like ALL drugs!Forget the 'fake happiness',just not worth it.

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    1. Nope as long as Mexico supplies drugs, to drug addicts, they will die of overdoses.2018 will be a good year to see how many died, from buying drugs.

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  9. You would have to be pretty fucking stupid if you were a dealer spiking your shit with Fentanyl because all your doing is killing off your repeat costumers. Then again from what I've seen with the brains that run these different cartels with the way they kill each other instead of coming together and forming one super cartel capable of taking over the entire country, I'm not surprised their killing off their money source willingly, go figure.

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  10. This is a bad PR exercise. I know lots of people who occassionally do some cocaine at a party or big sporting event or whatever and the thoughts that there may be fentanyl mixed in it is frightening. Maybe it should be frightening without the fentanyl you may think and that's a fair point but this fentanyl shit is one scary and powerful poison that would knock an elephant out and for any occassional user or addict it should really be a deal breaker ; give up that shit and clean up your act while you have the chance. Scumbag fentanyl dealers can jump off a cliff because thats what their doing to drug users with that devils product. DEATH TO ALL FENTANYL SELLERS.

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  11. I guess this is exactly how Prince died. He was given what he thought was vicodin but the pills were fake, pressed with fentanyl. He had no idea he had even taken fentanyl.

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    1. the street tabs that prince died from were fake percocet laced with fent. the pills had watson 835 stamped on them which legit tablets would mean 500 tylenol and 7.5 hydrocodone. the greatest strength is 10.

      Prince was using scripts, and buying street percs. there is a video of him at walgreens picking up a legit script----but in his employees name---a day before his death. However after his death they found a large horde of the fent laced pills in his living quarters.

      He had never taken drugs and would not employee anyone that did. He then had both hips replaced and remained in constant pain. His doc cut off his meds and he went to the streets. as MANY people do.

      20/20 had an excellent show this last week about this.

      Trump wants to cut back by 30% amount of opioids prescribed this will increase the amount of chronic pain patients that 'go to the streets'. and the amount of ODs.

      it is a stupid move. ODs are from street drugs not RX. what should be done is a requirement that pain patiens should be required to be under the sjupervision of a pain doctor after 60 days. The DEA closely watches such doctors who muct confirm the patients need for medication. MRIs, Scans, surgeries etc. and it is ongoing with each RX. also pain docs MUST send drug testing results to the gov each 90 days to support the fact patient is not over using or using other drugs. A patient must sign a contract he/she will only get rx from the pain doctor even in cases of surgery.

      Pain docs also are required to try other methods of pain relief. it is the best option.

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    2. No, most pain management places will NOT prescribe narcotics, so its not the best option. Its just the last stop before going to the streets.

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    3. Being a chronic pain patient with serious cancer and nosocomial MRSA infection of the spine I whole heartedly agree with the first part of your response. However, I implore you to give the Pain Clinic method of operation more serious thought. Do you know what it is like to have a very possible terminal cancer and be treated as a parolee the last days of your life. There are humane ways to protect against illegal diversion and not dehumanize those patients with documented need. Thank you for all of your great posts.

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    4. Chivis percocet is oxycodone not hydrocodone.hydrocodone(vicodin lortab lorcet)! Percocet and percodan are oxycodone.not critizing just a little fyi! Love your work though!馃槉

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    5. of curse you are correct! thank you

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    6. Do pain clinics still exist? I don't know how. I was speaking of ;licensed pain doctors who must follow protocol including supporting the need for each rx and under severe scrutiny an cannot be used for rx only.

      yes i do know what it is like to have terminal cancer and having to beg for relief. i age 100 with your concluding sentence. I am concerned as congress mext takes a vote to cut opioids. they are largely uniformed and will vote what helps PR. the will make cartels richer

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    7. at 12:01 pain management doctors prescribe pain meds. the goal is having one doc prescribing, checking urine, if patient fails they are dropped as patients, and trying alternative methods. ex IPG implants, acupuncture, steroid injections, etc.....supporting documentation also must be provided and updated

      but yes they prescribe everything depending on the medical issue.

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    8. Boy howdy. I too am greatly concerned re: this rush to judgement. You are correct in pointing out that most O.D.'s in the U.S. are now the result of illicit drugs. Often times it is the mixing of drugs that results in unintended consequences. The fledgling U.S. Pain Foundation is beginning to organize pain patients, but the white knuckle fear that feeds the uninformed public and politicians is a big driver. I miss people like Dr. Musto who was so wise about generational forgetting and the history of drugs. I put you in the same category as Musto...a breath of fresh air. Buen Salud Chivis!

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  12. Sprinkle a little fentanyl on a few tons of brick weed???...馃う...maybe some weirdo street dealer/junky psychopath would dose a little bagggie....but commercially that idea is ridiculous.

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  13. Nobody I know would ever cut coke or weed with fentanyl. Anyone doing that is trying to purposely hurt/kill someone. This is a bullshit story. Fent is not cheap for most daily buyers in the US and is only sold as heroin, or ad is. Someone looking for a coke high is not going to want a heroin high, or they could just by heroin or China. Selling fent as coke is a sure fire way to kill a shit load of people by yourself. That sounds real smart. Give me a break here DEA.

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    1. I am afraid they do. I have never understood this, plain bad business plan, and I have been asking everyone I know for some years about this . WHY ? makes no sense to me, but smoking FAKE mota makes no sense to me either. We know millions of pills of Fentanyl are coming across POIs just by watching drug busts.

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    2. A number of anecdotal reports about weed adulterated with fentanyl popped up in 2017-18. They were later found to have involved individuals who’d ingested both marijuana and other drugs, including opioids, but had initially reported that they’d only been using marijuana.

      To me it would be pointless to taint mota with fent. but the AG is on record that he wants to abolish the legality of mota anywhere.


      basically there are no confirmed cases. trump's admin knowledge about street drugs or lack thereof is troublesome.

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    3. No more China white anymore, get real. That was the 70's and 80s.

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  14. That's great, cartels killing cartels, junkies paying for the drug killing themselves, by overdosing. It works really well. Hard to believe 72,000 died in the US due to drugs.

    Luna Apaghta

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  15. For all Map and Data freaks:

    http://drugs.globalincidentmap.com/

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  16. Makes great business sense, kill off your customers. This whole article reeks of bullshit !

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