(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed American families for the deadly fentanyl crisis ravaging the U.S.
In a Friday conference, Lopez Obrador said that the reason why the drug crisis took 70,000 American lives in 2022 is not because of the wide-open border that allows drug cartels to bring fentanyl to the United States but because of the deterioration of values in American households, according to the Daily Wire.
“There is a lot of disintegration of families, there is a lot of individualism, there is a lack of love, of brotherhood, of hugs and embraces,” he said. “That is why they [U.S. officials] should be dedicating funds to address the causes.”
The Mexican president denied that fentanyl is produced in Mexico and added that Mexicans don’t consume the drug, even though the Drug Enforcement Agency [DEA] said that Mexican transnational criminal organizations are “increasingly producing wholesale quantities of illicit fentanyl pills and smuggling them into the United States.” The organization also added that Mexico’s two largest cartels, the Sinaloa and the New Generation Jalisco, “are likely the primary trafficking groups responsible for smuggling fentanyl into the United States from Mexico.”
There is also another proof that Mexico produces fentanyl. Customs and Border Protection caught a train heading into Arizona from Mexico transporting 700,000 fentanyl pills last December. According to the DEA, 50.6 million fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl and 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder had been found in the U.S. last year.
Lopez Obrador’s recent comments come after he threatened to meddle in American elections after Republican politicians dared to call to use the U.S. military to go after Mexico’s powerful drug cartels. The reason why conservative politicians raised this issue is that four Americans were kidnapped by a cartel in Mexico last week and two of them were murdered.