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A drug lethal enough to be used as a chemical weapon — called carfentanil — has made its way into the illicit opiate trade. UniversalImagesGroup/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Lethal Opiates Delivered By Mail From China, Killing Addicts In The U.S.

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Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police go through a decontamination procedure after intercepting a package containing around 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of the powerful opioid carfentanil, imported from China to Vancouver. China has now added the drug to its list of controlled substances. AP hide caption

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