Chinese online vendors openly sell a drug that is up to 5,000 times as potent as heroin and banned internationally as a chemical weapon
The Chemical Weapons Convention bans carfentanil, a synthetic chemical that is unregulated in China and known for tranquilizing elephants and moose. Beijing has not banned the substance in the face of American pressure to do so following overdoses in the U.S., and multiple online vendors indicated they were willing to sell the drug and coordinate its shipment around the world.
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May 26, 2017