Fentanyl bust in London
Fentanyl pills are shown in a handout photo. (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) )
A joint police operation in London has resulted in the seizure of furanyl-fentanyl, a powerful opiate linked to an increasing number of fatal overdoses.
On Nov. 3 , RCMP, OPP, London Police along with Canada Border Services Agency, executed a search warrant at a home on Patann Drive in London and arrested a 28-year-old London area man.
He's facing charges of importing, possessing and trafficking.
This comes after border officers in Vancouver intercepted a package from China destined for London, which allegedly contained ten grams of the drugs.
Police say the production of fentanyl-laced drugs in clandestine labs poses a serious risk to public safety.