CBS This Morning Highlights Bipartisan Investigation About Chinese Drug Traffickers Shipping Fentanyl Through the U.S. Mail

January 25, 2018 | Press Releases

Today, Senators Rob Portman and Tom Carper will hold a bipartisan hearing on “Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Exploiting Vulnerabilities in International Mail.” The hearing follows a yearlong investigation culminating in a stunning new report released yesterday detailing how drug traffickers exploit vulnerabilities in our international mail system to easily ship synthetic drugs like fentanyl from China into the United States. Ahead of today’s hearing, CBS This Morning highlighted the bipartisan investigation into the influx of fentanyl from China and the need for Congress to act. Said Portman in his interview:

The problem is the P.O. Box in America that gets the shipment, through our Postal Service, straight from China… When that 49-year-old man outside of Cleveland, Ohio dies of an overdose of fentanyl within a couple of weeks of getting his delivery, you realize we're not doing our job.”

A video of the CBS This Morning piece can be found here.

A live stream of the hearing, starting at 10am this morning, can be found here.