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Heroin’s hidden ingredient is a chemical made by U.S. companies

26 mins | Sep 5, 2020

A $324 jug of acetic anhydride is enough to produce 90,000 hits of high-grade “China white.” The acetic anhydride is made in Mexico by a publicly traded American company, and the cartels are getting as much as they want, predominantly using it for cooking meth. Cam Simpson, Michael Smith and Nacha Cattan report for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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From Bloomberg Businessweek