A London man is due in court November 25th after police discovered a parcel declared as plastic bags was actually filled with furanyl-fentanyl, a designer drug similar to fentanyl.
Back on October 24th, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Vancouver International Mail Centre intercepted a package from China destined for London weighing over 30 grams that was declared as “plastic bags”. An x-ray image indicated powder and the parcel was alleged to contain 10 grams of furanyl-fentanyl.
The CBSA alerted the RCMP and with help from the Ontario Provincial Police Biker Enforcement unit and London Police Service Guns and Drugs Section, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Patann Drive near Huron Street and Highbury Avenue in London on November 3rd.
As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old London man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and importing a controlled substance.
“The production of fentanyl laced drugs in clandestine labs can lead to fatal concentrations of illicit substances,” stated Inspector Joe Czenze, Officer in Charge of the London RCMP Detachment.
“This is an excellent example of several law enforcement agencies working together to prevent the importation and trafficking of a dangerous substance in our community.”
A court date is scheduled for November 25th.