New report from DEA says cartels are driving fake pills, and fake pills are driving drug deaths

The annual DEA National Threat Assessment, which covers 2019 and the first half of 2020, is the best source of unclassified data on drug smuggling, illicit substance trafficking, and counterfeit medications as it affects Americans. Watch our News of the Week video at right, or read the high points on our Twitter thread.  Below you'll find photos from the report, as well as photos from other sources that show  smuggling or counterfeiting techniques discussed in the report.

Watch our summary of the DEA's news on counterfeit pills.

Relevant photos from the DEA Threat Assessment and Related Sources