US NEWS: Biden wants to escalate the war against drug traffickers with new sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 – US President Joe Biden signed two new anti-drug and anti-crime laws on Wednesday, allowing new sanctions against Chinese opioid fentanyl companies and criminal gangs in Brazil, Mexico. and Colombia.

Biden executives are determined to show that they are taking action on the US opioid crisis that caused more than 100,000 U.S. drug deaths per year by April 2021, an increase of 28% from the same period last year, according to Centers. for Disease Control Data.

The U.S. Treasury has said it has imposed sanctions on 25 agencies and subordinates given under one of the higher orders allowing the department to direct those who benefit from trafficking money, regardless of direct links to known drug cartels or cartels.

Penalties in Chinese companies include Wuhan Yuancheng Gongchuang Technology Co Ltd, Treasurer says it takes online pre-orders of fentanyl chemicals, and other companies say they are involved in the sale or transportation of such chemicals.

In Brazil, Treasury imposed financial sanctions on Primeiro Comando Da Capital, or PCC, which was born in Sao Paulo prisons in the early 1990’s and is now considered the most powerful criminal organization in Brazil, helping to fill Europe with cocaine.

The addition of PCC to the list of Export Control Office follows the 2019 steps by the Department of State and Homeland Security to silently add PCC suspects to the list of organizations that do not qualify for a US visa – a tactic used against organized crime. members elsewhere.

The Treasury Department also oversaw a list of drug lords, cartels, and gangs in Mexico and Colombia, some of which were appointed under sanctions.

Penalties prohibit designated businesses from accessing U.S. dollar operations. and suspends any assets they may have in the United States. But organized crime groups in recent years have switched to crypto assets and other ways to avoid the U.S. financial system.

To combat drug trafficking, the Department of Finance had previously relied on the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Act of 1999 and the directive of the previous council of 1995 based on many traditional structures with easily identified leaders. The new facility allows the Treasury to regulate a wide range of individuals, such as those who acquire property obtained through the deliberate drug trade.

“Today’s drug trafficking is no longer based on plants that require high acreage, but rather on synthetic materials and chemicals in the past. he told reporters.

Biden’s second major mandate creates a new interagency council on organized international crime to promote co-operation between the Departments of Justice, Defense, Home Security, Treasury and the National Intelligence Office.

It aims to improve communication between the intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the private sector in order to identify and direct criminal networks, according to the fact sheet.

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