Fentanyl is fairly inexpensive, leading to drug dealers attempting to pass it off as various more expensive narcotics, such as "China White" heroin. If pressed into pill form, it can mimic pharmaceutical opiates such as oxycodone or hydrocodone.
Cheap and easy to manufacture, the synthetic opioid is the latest big moneymaker for Mexican crime groups — and where drug-trafficking profits go, violence is likely to follow....
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