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Mexico and China work to stop chemical precursors from reaching U.S.

Mexico City, Mexico — The governments of Mexico and China are working together to stop the manufacturing of drugs such as fentanyl from reaching the U.S. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says both countries are working to stop the arrival of chemical precursors used in the manufacturing of such drugs.

López Obrador met with the President of China, Xi Jinping, in San Francisco, California last week. During their meeting, the pair agreed to help the United States in their fentanyl consumption crisis.

“It is something very painful and I raised this issue with the President of China, that we take care of the chemical precursors to prevent this drug from reaching the United States.

“The chemical precursors not only come from China to Mexico, but also to Canada and directly to the United States, so we wanted to make an agreement,” he said in his Wednesday morning press conference.

“That we made an effort to communicate more and confront this entire gang that is dedicated to the trade of these drugs and the importation of these chemicals, and action is already being taken. He agreed that we work together,” he added.

President López Obrador reiterated that protecting the lives of people is a humanitarian issue that goes beyond political and ideological differences, which is why the collaboration between nations is essential.

“Xi Jinping is very aware that we have to work together to prevent the chemicals from arriving, the chemicals that make fentanyl which is very harmful,” he said.

Currently, Mexico’s Secretary of the Navy and the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic collaborate in the seizure of chemical precursors.