A Can$3 million (US$3 million) drug stash was found by Montreal police that included their first ever black market discovery of a synthetic drug that is "40 times stronger than heroin."
Authorities seized more than 300,000 tablets of the illegally-produced synthetic prescription drug desmethyl fentanyl, as well as marijuana, hashish and ecstasy from a makeshift Montreal laboratory on April 25, said a statement.
AdvertisementSo powerful is the drug that one of the policemen involved in the bust was hospitalized with heart palpitations after briefly coming in contact with it, even though he was wearing a protective mask.
Some of stash was headed for the United States.
Two people were arrested.