How the Largest Fentanyl Seizure in Australian History Could Spark a Fentanyl Production War Between the Mexican Cartels and Chinese Triads

    Oct 26, 2022

    Welcome to The Opioid Matrix: A Journey Into The Rabbit Hole. About a month ago, Australian Police busted the largest shipment of Fentanyl in the country’s history. In this episode, Michael and Jen jump on the mic to discuss the implications of this bust and what this could mean in the larger geopolitical context. 


    Join us as we discuss:

    • The larger implications of this bust – Could this start a Fentanyl War?
    • The upcoming Fentanyl production war between Chinese Triads and Mexican Cartels
    • How this ties into Michael’s DEA experience in Asia


    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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