Opioid deaths have spiked by 49 percent since 2018, with 69,710 Americans killed by opioids in 2020. Much needs to be done. While U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been intercepting and seizing much larger amounts of fentanyl at the Mexican border, little has been done to stem the influx of deadly, illegal opioids that enter the U.S. through the international mail system. By aggressively deploying data analytics and rigorously enforcing the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act (STOP ACT) CBP can make important progress on this scourge. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed here.
Find Archived Articles: