100 litres of party drug shipped to Kelowna from Asia

KELOWNA – RCMP arrested two suspects but no charges have yet been laid in connection with a large drug seizure.

Court documents reveal that in December, Vancouver airport border agents checked a shipment arriving by plane from Hong Kong.

Inside a wood crate addressed to a commercial rental space on Neave Court in Kelowna were four blue containers holding about 100 litres of a clear, odourless liquid.

The shipping documents claimed it was a stabilizer for plastic products coming from the Shenzhen Shijingu Technology Company.

But testing determined the liquid was gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), a euphoric intoxicant that is taken on its own or used to make the date-rape drug GHB.

Undercover Mounties made a controlled delivery to the Neave Court address where a man and woman were arrested.

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A search of the property allegedly found a commercial pill press, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and indicators of drug processing.

It cost more than $10,000 to ship the controlled substance to Kelowna.