Advisory to the Chemical Manufacturing Industry on Illicit Activity and Methods Related to the Manufacturing of Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids 

Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) purchase illicit fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, primarily from Chinese fentanyl suppliers, and prepare these drugs for individual use and redistribution.  DTOs may increasingly seek these drugs from other sources and/or expand their acquisition of the precursors and equipment needed for clandestine synthesis.

Advisory to Digital Private Sector Platforms on Illicit Activity and Methods Related to the Marketing of Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids 

Criminal actors leverage digital platforms—social media applications and websites, communications applications, e-commerce platforms, and other private sector entities—to engage in the marketing of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids.

Advisory to the Shipping Industry on the Illicit Movement Methods Related to the Trafficking of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids  

Transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), particularly Mexican TCOs, in addition to Chinese fentanyl suppliers,and internet purchasers located in the U.S., engage in the trafficking of illicit fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids.

Advisory to Financial Institutions on Illicit Financial Schemes and Methods Related to the Trafficking of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids 

Transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), including Mexican, Chinese and other foreign fentanyl suppliers, and Internet purchasers located in the United States, engage in the trafficking of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids and the subsequent laundering of the proceeds from such illegal sales.

U.S. Department of State

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