Who are some of the major manufacturers of PLASTIC PARTS.. of very low cost plastic parts that are shipped in bulk readily and with minimal Customs oversight?
We remember (yes?) at one point lead paint, and lead parts were being sold as toys from China.
Some Chinese manufacturers to bump up an apparent "protein" indicator level for pet foods have actually put MELAMINE PLASTIC into the foods. They were caught doing this too to baby food and powdered milk.. A high reading that showed up like PROTEIN apparently was designed to cut the production cost of actual wholesome product and substitute PLASTIC as the filler. The plastic would shortly kill the consumer.
But this is interesting -
Drug smugglers have devised a scheme of compounding cocaine with polystyrene, and molding the resin into plastic parts for shipment.
Their apparent aim was to recover the drug, after import into the U.S., by extracting the cocaine from dissolved resin. Evidence exposing the scheme was developed by a forensic chemist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Authorities suspect that this is not the first use of the scheme.
The case began when Florida state authorities in Miami learned of traffic in certain solvents, acids, and bases characteristic of cocaine processing. Tracing these chemicals led them to a shipment of almost 30,000 cylindrical black plastic parts weighing about 1800 lb. However, usual wet chemical tests failed to detect cocaine in such a matrix.
A simple solvent such as gasoline would dissolve the plastic leaving the drug free-base in solution. Vacuum removal of the solvent would allow for a pure substance.
some references of drug encapsulation:
Unable to be detected by normal checking.. Who is that country? China is noted for very low cost plastic parts. They are also noted for creating tons of Fentanyl, and the ultra-deadly W-18
Chinese Fentanyl reference: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...-drug-kingpins