Working off a tip from U.S. authorities, China sentences nine over fentanyl trafficking

“Liu and Jiang were accused of manufacturing and trafficking illicit drugs” writes Associated Press for Scrambling to contain surging overdose deaths, Washington has blamed Beijing for failing to curb the supply of synthetic drugs that U.S. officials say come mainly from China.Chinese officials said the Xingtai case was one of three fentanyl trafficking networks they are pursuing based on U.S. intelligence, but declined to discuss the details of the other cases, which are ongoing.

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