Categories: Breaking NewsCanadian News

Drug 100 Times More Toxic than Fentanyl Spreading Across Canada

Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid so deadly police say as little as 20 micrograms would be fatal to the average person, is now spreading across Canadian suburbs and cities.

Carfentanil is most commonly used in zoos as a tranquilizer for elephants and other large animals.

In many cases of overdose, the carfentanil has been mixed into heroin or differing variations of party drugs, most times without the drug user’s knowledge. Police say carfentanil is likely manufactured in China and shipped to drug traffickers in Mexico. From there, it enters the U.S. and, eventually, Canada.

National Reach

In June, officials intercepted a package in Vancouver bound for Calgary containing a kilogram of carfentanil. A second seizure occurred in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with a third seizure occurring in Whitby following a fatal overdose. Most recently the drug has been found in the town of Guelph furthering the argument that the drug is rapidly spreading across suburbs just as fast as it enters urban hubs.

Ali Taghva

Business owner, former EDA President, and a degree in Industrial Relations from Mcgill. Interested in the intersection of politics and culture. I firmly believe in a free media and work to get new stories to your screen each day.

Comments

  • BRS Inovations in Ottawa sells a kit that is able to detect fentanyl, why isn't anyone writing about how to prevent taking fentanyl and they only push the sales of the maloxone kit...this just boggles my mind

Recent Posts

Conversation, Not Censorship Is the Path YouTube Should Follow

The only way to defeat bad ideas is with better ideas.

2 hours ago

Does the Conservative party have a future in Quebec? What about the immigration debate? An interview with Benjamin Tremblay PART 2

The future of the Conservative party in Quebec is diminished by Maxime Bernier's new party

16 hours ago

Scrapped! Ford government tears down Wynne’s costly Green Energy Act

Conservative Premier Doug Ford officially announces plan to repeal the Liberal government's Green Energy Act.

18 hours ago

America’s Congressional deadline to finalize NAFTA deal nearing, Canadian Foreign Minister will not settle

Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, has revealed to reporters in Washington that her intention to maintain NAFTA is rooted on…

22 hours ago

Is Trudeau serious about developing the Trans-Mountain pipeline?

Although PM Justin Trudeau assures the public that the Trans-Mountain expansion will be completed, his political alliances are casting doubt…

2 days ago

5 big Trudeau military failures

Here are only five of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s worst military failures throughout his term as Prime Minister and Liberal…

3 days ago