Lexington’s Paul Steidler conducted a nine-minute interview with the Tommy Tucker Show on WWL radio in New Orleans, discussing how drug cartels are using the international postal system to deliver opioids to the United States. The conversation covered the probability of increased opioid production in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, the lack of stringent enforcement of the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Protection Act (STOP Act), and the persistent rise in U.S. opioid deaths.
“Unfortunately, there is no supply chain crisis as far as opioids getting into the U.S.,” said Steidler. “The U.S. can be doing a lot more for enforcement, especially with regards to packages that come in through the international postal system … There are more than 100 countries – 100 countries – that have exemptions from putting advanced electronic data on what is shipped.”
Listen to the full interview here.
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