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KENNETH SUKHIA: Biden’s Fentanyl Sanctions List Omits Key Drug Trafficker Linked To Hunter Biden

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  • President Joe Biden’s 2021 executive order sanctioning drug traffickers omitted drug kingpin “White Wolf,” a business partner of Hunter Biden’s associate and CEFC chairman, Ye Jianming.
  • White Wolf has engaged in drug trafficking, kidnapping, and extortion. He has deep ties to Taiwan’s largest criminal Triad gang, the Bamboo Union, having served as the group’s leader in the United States prior to his incarceration. The Bamboo Union helped the Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel become the “King of Fentanyl,” According to Peter Schweizer.
  • Prior to Biden’s executive order, White Wolf’s business partner had been filling the Biden family coffers with more than $5 million worth of loans, cash transfers, and other gifts, including a three-carat, $80,000 diamond given directly to Hunter Biden.

New findings from the Government Accountability Institute reveal that the Biden administration excluded a notorious drug kingpin linked to Hunter Biden from the Department of Treasury “Fentanyl” sanctions list.

The sanctions list was created by the Treasury Department in 2021 as a response to Biden’s executive order calling for a crackdown on international crime groups responsible for the dramatic spike in drug-related deaths in the U.S. The Biden administration claims that 100,000 Americans died from a drug overdose — mostly from synthetic opioids like fentanyl — in one year alone.

Suspiciously absent from this list was the Taiwanese gangster known as “White Wolf.” (RELATED: Joe Biden’s Financial Manager Says He Was Kept In Dark On Some Of Hunter’s Key Overseas Business Dealings)

Chang-An-lo, A.K.A. “White Wolf” is a convicted transnational drug trafficker and former triad gang leader who was business partners with Hunter Biden’s associate, Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC China Energy Group.

White Wolf and Ye created a joint petroleum company together in partnership with a Chinese state-owned entity in 2010. Additionally, a pro-Beijing unification political party in Taiwan founded and run by White Wolf has ties to Chinese United Front activities with which Ye has been associated.

In his blockbuster new book, “Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans,” Peter Schweizer details how Ye and CEFC “showered the Bidens with money” in 2017.

Only a few years before the Biden administration announced the new executive order omitting White Wolf from the sanctions list, White Wolf’s own business partner had funneled over $5 million to the Biden family. Ye had even gifted Hunter a three-carat diamond worth $80,000.

The omission of White Wolf from Biden’s sanctions list is curious, given how well his criminal background fits the profile criteria for listed individuals.

According to the Treasury Department, individuals listed in the updated sanctions list include “any foreign person engaged in drug trafficking activities, regardless of whether they are linked to a specific kingpin or cartel.”

The Treasury noted that those included on the list would be “individuals who traffic fentanyl, and its precursor chemicals, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin, as well as organizations that pose the greatest drug threat to the United States.”

Biden’s executive order states that the purpose of the directive is to target “groups, networks, and associated individuals” who are involved in “a broad range of criminal activities,” including drug trafficking and human trafficking.

White Wolf certainly fits that description.

He was the main culprit behind the shipment of over 300 kilograms of heroin into the U.S., resulting in one of the largest drug busts ever recorded in U.S. history.

Court documents reveal that White Wolf is the former U.S. leader of the Taiwanese Bamboo Union gang and was a close associate of an infamous Chinese mob boss who murdered a Taiwanese journalist in Daly City, California.

The Bamboo Union specializes in human trafficking, illegal gambling, and drug trafficking—particularly fentanyl and other fentanyl precursors. In Blood Money, Schweizer describes how White Wolf’s gang helped the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel become the “King of Fentanyl.” The Bamboo Union is an active member of a larger international crime syndicate that has reportedly helped to proliferate the global shift from heroin to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Despite claiming to have distanced himself from the Bamboo Union, White Wolf still holds deep ties to the gang. (RELATED: Feds Reportedly Probed Transactions Linked To Joe Biden’s Brother In Connection With Criminal Investigation)

White Wolf’s Chinese Unification Promotion Party in Taiwan is deeply tied to the Bamboo Union and serves as a recruitment front for the gang. Members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Bamboo Union have cooperated with one another in planning and engaging in violent attacks against pro-democracy groups and demonstrators in Taiwan.

Just last year, White Wolf reportedly invited members of a Japanese yakuza crime group to meet with his Chinese Unification Promotion Party as the yakuza had close ties to the Bamboo Union. In 2018, White Wolf’s son led a group of Bamboo Union members to Okinawa, Japan to meet with members of that same yakuza group.

Given White Wolf’s background in fentanyl trafficking and his ongoing affiliation with the Bamboo Union, the Biden Treasury Department’s failure to sanction him and his affiliates is baffling.

This new context demands deeper investigation by congressional investigators into the Biden family’s business deals with associates of White Wolf.

Kenneth Sukhia is an investigative journalist and Director of Research and Analysis at Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute.

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