President Joe Biden announced in a Wednesday press conference that he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping had reached an understanding to "reduce the flow of precursor chemicals and pill presses from China to the Western Hemisphere."  

"It's going to save lives, and I appreciate President Xi's commitment on this issue," Biden said.

Precursor Chemicals

Precursor chemicals used to produce fentanyl have been making their way from China to Mexican cartels for years. The Sinaloa Cartel run by the sons of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán who is serving a life sentence plus 30 years in a U.S. Supermax prison, announced in October that the cartel will no longer smuggle fentanyl into the U.S. However, as yet, …

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