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Powerful Painkiller Discovered in Canadian Black Market

by Bidita Debnath on  May 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
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."
 Powerful Painkiller Discovered in Canadian Black Market
Powerful Painkiller Discovered in Canadian Black Market
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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.

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So 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.

Source: AFP
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