Target: Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Goal: Stop Chinese companies from shipping an extremely lethal drug to the U.S. and Canada.
A deadly drug is being shipped to the U.S. and used to cut other drugs in order to increase profits for drug dealers. This drug is so toxic that the American government considers the use of large quantities of it a terrorist threat. Carfentanil is so potent that even a tiny amount of it can kill a human. It is a hundred times stronger than Fentanyl, which has led to many overdoses, including Prince’s.
This drug is not only dangerous for drug users, but it can also be used as a deadly weapon in a closed environment. Russian Special Forces learned this when using the drug to knock out terrorists that had taken 800 people hostage in a Moscow theater. Over 120 hostages died from the effects of the aerosol version of the drug. This incident proved that this drug could be weaponized with devastating effects.
A kilogram of this hazardous drug was recently apprehended in Canada after it was shipped from a company in China. According to the DEA, most synthetic drugs that make their way into the U.S. come from China. The companies that export this drug do so openly as the manufacturing of this drug is not yet illegal in China. Companies advertise the drug online then sell and ship it for as little as $2,750 a kilogram.
Buying and selling lethal chemicals should not be so easy. A person should not be able to shop online for drugs that could be used in large-scale deadly chemical attacks. Sign this petition to demand that China does more to prevent its chemists from creating and selling this dangerous drug.
Dear Premier Li Keqiang,
Companies in China have been identified as the source of a deadly drug that has been shipped to the U.S. and Canada. The manufacturing of this dangerous compound must be stopped. This drug is used to cut other drugs and it has caused many people to overdose and die. The drug is called carfentanil and it is so potent that even a tiny amount of it can kill a human.
This drug can also be used as a weapon in terrorist attacks; something that all countries should work together against. In 2002, Russian Special Forces used an aerosol version of the drug while trying to knock out assailants who had taken 800 hostages. Over 120 hostages died as a result of the drug. This drug is too dangerous to let companies in China manufacture and ship abroad.
You have the power to save many lives by preventing the manufacturing and selling of this drug. Please work to shut down all manufacturing of carfentanil in China, so that world can be a safer place.
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