The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in collaboration with the Mexican drug cartels have come up with a new way to murder young Americans. Since July 2022, “rainbow fentanyl”, which takes the form of candy-colored tablets, has begun flooding over the wide-open U.S. southern border with Mexico. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in both Arizona and Texas are noting the beginning of what looks like a new trend in the distribution of the deadly opioid. Colored in rainbow hues, these fentanyl pills are just as deadly as the earlier varieties, but seem to be targeting young people, including children, who don’t understand what it is because the pills look like candy or maybe sidewalk chalk.

As with most opioids that are killing hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, the precursor chemicals used to make “rainbow fentanyl” originate in Communist China. While it is true that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) allows a free-wheeling, mostly unregulated private sector to operate as it likes so long as companies do not do or say anything against the ruling CCP, it is also highly unlikely that CCP leadership is unaware of the drug trafficking collaboration going on with the Mexican drug cartels—and that it is not perfectly willing to allow it to continue. After all, “Bio-Chemical Warfare” is explicitly listed as among the types of warfare in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) 1999 manual, “Unrestricted Warfare”.

The new candy-colored fentanyl has now been found up and down the U.S. West Coast, including in California, Oregon, and Idaho. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials see the trend as a fresh marketing tactic to entice a younger and younger cohort of drug users. DEA also warns that the flow of such drugs is coming directly from across the U.S. southern border by way of the cartels, which operate on both sides of that border and have a presence in towns, cities, and communities throughout the U.S.

All of this is going on, and getting worse, while DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas continues to claim that the border is secure, even as outraged CBP and DEA agents on the front lines are reporting massive flows of illicit drugs as well as mounting death tolls among both illegal alien migrants and Americans across the country.

This column was originally published at Defend the Border & Save Lives

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