A news conference held by the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) explains the details on how an intercepted package of carfentanil has led to charges laid against a Calgary man.
The conference, held on the 9th of August, let the public know that CBSA agents confiscated the package at the Vancouver International Mail Centre en route to Alberta in late June. The package was declared as printer accessories and was addressed to Joshua Wrenn of Calgary.
“Upon inspecting the parcel, weighing just over one kilogram, officers noted an unknown, white substance. That substance was sent to the CBSA lab for analysis and it was tested positive for carfentanil,” said Chief Ana Maria Coutu from the CBSA. “The carfentanil was then removed from the package and it was not reintroduced into the mail stream.” The carfentanil was then replaced with an equivalent weight in salt (also what’s shown in the photo).
“If you look at what one kilogram of carfentanil can produce it’s approximately 50 million fatal doses that could have hit our Canadian streets,” said Insp. Allan Lai, RCMP “K” Division OIC.
“Now we’re seeing a lot more analogs that are extremely more toxic, carfentanil being, as was mentioned, a