United States Congressman (UNITED STATES), And Crenshawlaunched again against President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) for its position before the fentanyl trafficking — discussion that sparked a series of criticisms and controversial initiatives from Republican Party politicians.
In this sense, on March 13, the Chief Executive rejected that Mexico is a producer of the opioid which claimed the lives of more than 70,000 Americans in 2022: “For the record, fentanyl is not produced in Mexico”, he indicated and underlined that the problem that the neighboring nation should tackle is the substance use.
“It appears as news, but there is no targeting campaign. (…) What are there series to glorify groups dedicated to crime”, a- he says from his traditional Morning.
However, and according to Crenshaw’s argument, López Obrador’s statement lost its veracity after the Mexican army notified the discovery of millions of fentanyl pills, raised just a day before the Tabasco reproach in Tijuana.
It was in the face of this contradiction that the Republican legislator ironically criticized the President of Mexico for “not being very good at lying”.
“A day before President López Obrador assured that fentanyl is not produced or consumed in Mexico, Mexican soldiers found more than one million fentanyl tablets in Tijuana. I don’t think he’s very good at lying.”
Concretely, it was one million 834 thousand 862 fentanyl tablets that elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) identified inside a building in Tijuana, Baja California, with 400 kilograms of methamphetamine.
This seizure represents one of the largest of this opioid in recent months. However, the military unit did not specify whether the place in the Colinas del Sol neighborhood was used as a laboratory or a warehouse, only reporting that it was used “to carry out illegal activities”.
The discovery came amid accusations about Mexico’s alleged role in the United States’ opioid crisis; One of the most active voices being that of lawmaker Crenshaw, whose criticism erupted after AMLO’s rejection of the US military’s proposed extraterritorial intervention to combat drug trafficking.
The Republican’s latest claim came on March 10 when he pointed out that “protect your narco friendsand demanded that he take action against Mexican cartels.
“Calm down with your lies about an alleged ‘military invasion’. We just want our military forces to work together. Or would you rather have Mexico conquered by drug traffickers?” he wrote on his official Twitter account. Twitter.
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