U.S. sanctions Chinese nationals, entities over drug trafficking

0
302

The United States has sanctioned two Chinese entities and five nationals over drug trafficking.

 

U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Michael Pompeo, announced the action in a statement on Friday.

Pompeo identified the companies as Wuhan Livika Technology Co. Ltd., and Global United Biotechnology Inc.

The affected individuals are Songyan, Zhan Longbao, Cheng Guifeng, Zheng Guangfu and Hu Qi., according to him.

RELATED NEWS:Merkel criticizes Chinese involvement in Hong Kong

He linked them to the Zheng Drug Trafficking Organisation (DTO), run by Chinese synthetic opioid traffickers, Fujing Zheng and Yan Xiaobing.

Pompeii said Zheng and DTO were identified as “significant foreign narcotics traffickers” by the U.S. Department of Treasury in 2019.

According to him, the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) also designated Guanghua Zheng for his support to the DTO’s drug trafficking activities.

READ ALSO:China’s economy bounces back from pandemic contraction

He added that Qinsheng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a Chinese entity, was also blacklisted for being owned or controlled by Fujing Zheng.

Xiaobing Yan, another Chinese national, was equally designated as a “significant foreign narcotics trafficker,” he said.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

The Secretary of State said the sanctions were in continuation of efforts by the U.S. government to crack down on fentanyl and other synthetic opioids trafficked from China.

Those substances, according to him, have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Thanks for Reading via the most updated news portal

About Leakblast.com

Share your story with us

Advertise With us

Encourage & Support LeakBlast

Feel free to contact us

Call Us:+234(0)9073726403
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425      
Email Us: editors@leakblast.com

SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here