We can target all the drug kingpins in Mexico we want, but that’s a losing strategy

06/11/2021

Source: AZ Central

While the migration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border has monopolized recent headlines, another crisis has been unfolding along the same border: the flow of illegal and increasingly deadly drugs into the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a grim statistic in December that passed largely unnoticed amid the pandemic: the United States registered more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period.

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