Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Stop Illegal Opioid Imports Into the U.S.

“U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and other lawmakers Tuesday introduced the newest version of the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention, or STOP, Act as part of effort to restrict the flow of powerful synthetic opioids into the country via the U.S. Postal Service.

China and India have been identified as primary sources of the fentanyl and carfentanil being trafficked in the United States, according to news release from Rubio’s office. Companies in China and India take advantage of the U.S. Postal Service, which unlike UPS or FedEx, does not require advance electronic customs data for the vast majority of incoming international mail.”

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