State Officials Fighting Opioid Epidemic; Including Seizing Packages Sent through Mail

State Officials Fighting Opioid Epidemic; Including Seizing Packages Sent through Mail

State officials are touting efforts to fight the Opioid epidemic in Illinois via the mail.

Governor Bruce Rauner visited the Chicago International Mailing Facility at O’Hare Airport to check out customs and border protection procedures for detecting drugs.

Governor Rauner says nearly 2,000 people died of Opioid overdoses last year in Illinois often because the drugs were laced with Fentanyl.

89% of the Fentanyl packages seized at the Chicago IMF were from Hong Kong and China.