Enlarge / Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (L) speaks during a news conference October 17, 2017 at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Two men in China have been charged by American federal prosecutors as being the kingpins of a vast international conspiracy to manufacture and sell fentanyl, a powerful opioid, via unnamed Dark Web sites.
In a press conference in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that the bust marked the first time the Department of Justice had “indicted major Chinese fentanyl traffickers.”
“Chinese fentanyl distributors are using the Internet to sell fentanyl directly to US customers,” Rosenstein continued.
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