Frmr DEA Special Ops: Mexican and Chinese drug cartels ‘engaged in a sustained, deadly assault against our youth’
By Jenny Goldsberry
Sara Carter invited Derek Maltz onto the Sara Carter Show to talk fentanyl in her latest episode. Maltz was a apecial agent in charge of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. Then, he headed the Drug Enforcement Agency Special Operations Division from May 2005 through July 2014.
Fentanyl has become the top drug in overdose deaths in America. The lowball estimate is that 93,000 Americans overdosed last year and of those 60 percent overdosed because of fentanyl, according to the CDC.
“The drug cartels don’t care that they’re killing their clients,” Carter said. “And they are aiding and abetting adversaries of the United States to conduct your regular warfare on our country. And guess what? We’re not paying attention because we’re so immune or desensitized to the drug issue to the drug war.”
“Most of these deaths from fentanyl that are coming from labs in Mexico,” Maltz added.
Carter and Maltz testified before the Ohio State Legislature about fentanyl its ties to Mexican drug cartels. As a result, the legislature did symbolically make them terrorist organizations.
“I mean, the bottom line is, is the cartels in Mexico are the enemies of our children,” Maltz said. “They’ve engaged in a sustained, deadly assault against our youth. They’re working with the Chinese transnational criminal organizations, and they drop in poison throughout our country everywhere. It’s not just the big cities, it’s in urban areas, rural areas, it’s suburban.”
Now fentanyl is on the rise more than ever. “In 2015, the Phoenix DEA office seized zero, Mexico oxy counterfeit pills. In 2020, there was 6 million,” Maltz said. “That’s one DEA office in one part of the country. The DEA lab, Sara, did a recent analysis. One in every four pills had a lethal dose. 26% of the pills they analyzed were lethal.”
Meanwhile, very few current DEA officials are able to speak on the epidemic on national news because of a new policy. Now, all TV interviews must go through the Department of Justice. As a result, most interviewees never get approval.
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