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U.S. House Works to Combat Deadly Heroin Epidemic


But Does Not Attack the Root of the Importation Problem:  The CIA


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 25, 2016


   Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) recently joined with Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass more than a dozen bills to combat the opioid epidemic affecting countless families across Maine and our country. Among the bills was the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA).

   “I have spent the past several months meeting with those that are fighting against this epidemic on the frontlines,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I have met with treatment providers, social service networks, law enforcement agencies, families of victims, and recovering addicts. They are all working hard but they need tools and resources to provide critical steps to help end this tragedy. I have lost a family member to drug addiction so know firsthand the harm that it can cause.”

  What is lost on most Congressman is the role the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plays in promoting the growing of poppy plants in Southeast Asia and their assistance in production of illicit morphine base and raw heroin which they then import illegally into the United States in order to fund their “off the books” covert operations in other countries, outside of the purview of Congress. 

    This makes the CIA the largest illegal heroin importer in the United States, while Congress appears powerless or unwilling to enact laws to reign in that out of control, rogue U.S. government agency.