Video Series – Operation Denial: OCDETF shuts down a three-country fentanyl trafficking conspiracy

November 29, 2021

A teenager dying in North Dakota bought down a fentanyl conspiracy ring that spanned three nations and two continents.

Watch part 4 to learn about the technology that made this ring possible.

November 29, 2021: CBP and FDA seize 26,000 unapproved contact lenses

November 29, 2021
packages of contact lenses laid out on a table with CBP Cincinnati seal

In the past, contact lenses like these have been contaminated with harmful bacteria.

November 22, 2021: 100,000 People Lost To Drugs Between April 2020 And 2021

November 22, 2021
US map showing percent change in predicted 12 Month-ending Count of Drug Overdose Deaths, by Jurisdiction: April 2020 to April 2021

Drug deaths in the twelve months ending in April 2021 increased 28% over the same period the previous year. The tragic increase is fueled by fentanyl and its analogues being added to the entire spectrum of illicit drugs.

November 15, 2021: Feds indict alleged fake cough syrup ring in Texas

November 15, 2021

Federal authorities have indicted nine Texans who allegedly sold almost $53 million in counterfeit cough syrup over the last seven years. Learn more about this case and catch up on the rest of this week’s counterfeit medicine news.

Criminals in the US are still making fake pills with pill presses. What should state legislatures do about it?

November 9, 2021

As counterfeit pills made with dangerous substances proliferate in the U.S., lawmakers and regulators are grappling with whether stronger penalties for the misuse of pill presses or tighter control of the machines would deter homegrown pill makers. We have looked at this issue and here’s what we found.

November 8, 2021: Mexico makes largest fentanyl seizure ever

November 8, 2021

The Mexican army estimated that the bust may disrupt the production of about 70 million of the blue fentanyl pills every month. Catch up on all of last week’s news about counterfeit medicine.

Illinois Is the 20th State Where Fake Adderall Has Been Seized

November 4, 2021

An investigation by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service led to the seizure of over two pounds of counterfeit Adderall pills that tested positive for methamphetamine.

PSM Videos

Criminals Use Apps, Too: How the Zhang-Berry DTO relied on technology

Global Fentanyl Conspiracy: Where did the fentanyl come from?

Straight Outta Quebec: Who first started shipping deadly fentanyl pills to the US? Maybe these Canadians.

Watch our June 30th webinar and read additional resources for an update drug importation, domain name transparency, fentanyl analogues, and counterfeit medicine crime.

Fake pills are in all 50 states, and they are killing Americans.

Read about some of those victims. Learn about the fentanyl and pill presses that killed them.