Using Death Penalty for Fentanyl Dealers Would Have ‘Incredible’ Results, Trump Says

Dec 05, 2018 - Fortune

President Donald Trump showed support for using the death penalty against drug traffickers Wednesday, applauding China’s recent decision to classify synthetic opioid Fentanyl as a “controlled substance.”

Under the new classification--brokered by Trump and President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires last week--those caught smuggling Fentanyl to the U.S. can receive China’s maximum sentence: the death penalty.

“If China cracks down on this ‘horror drug,’ using ...