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34 grams of possible fentanyl seized in N.B. after Canada Post investigation

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Police in Saint John, N.B. say they have seized fentanyl in partnership with Canada Post.

On Jan. 5, Canada Post Postal Inspectors and police say they seized 34 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl.

According to police, the case was part of an ongoing investigation and investigators believe the drug was to be sold in Saint John.

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Fentanyl is an opioid that can be 20 to 40 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, according to Health Canada. It comes with a high risk of overdose.

Saint John police said no arrests have been made in connection with the seizure as of Friday, but ask anyone with information to reach out.

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“Members of the public are encouraged to contact police or Canada Post to report suspicious or illegal activity by mail,” read the release.

 

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