Sinaloa Drug Cartel Uses Chinese Chemicals To Fuel America’s Opioid Crisis

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The Sinaloa Cartel, also known as the Guzmán-Loera Organization, or the Pacific Cartel, is an international drug trafficking and organized crime syndicate. The cartel is located in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, with operations in the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua. In some of these regions, opium producers sell their harvest to the cartel to be transformed into heroin and the shipped to the US. But, according to Vice News, the once-lucrative crop has collapsed in price.

The Sinaloa Cartel is associated with the “Golden Triangle,” which refers to the states of Sinaloa, Durango, and Chihuahua; this region is where top producers of Mexican opium reside. 

Golden Triangle producers tell Vice News that the Sinaloa cartel has

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