CBS News’ 60 Minutes Highlights Portman’s Fentanyl Investigation

April 29, 2019 | Portman Difference

Last night, CBS News’ 60 Minutes aired a report on dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil and how they are shipped into the United States from China through the U.S. Postal Service. The report highlights the efforts by Senator Portman in his role as Chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), which conducted an 18-month investigation into this issue and released a stunning bipartisan report detailing how drug traffickers exploit vulnerabilities in our international mail system to easily ship synthetic drugs from China into the U.S.

 

Video of the report can be viewed here and a transcript highlighting Portman’s remarks is below: