Be Careful What You Sniff In Canada

Tyler Durden's picture

A new crisis is developing in Canada and it’s not the housing bubble.

A far more sinister one, that is taking the country by storm, as a new wave of fentanyl has washed up on the shores of Canada from an unknown origin most likely China, and has made it onto city streets.

To our friends in the business district of Toronto, be - careful what you sniff - it might contain fentanyl. 

Here’s why:

The number of positive tests for fentanyl in samples of heroin seized by law enforcement agencies across Canada have exploded. Health Canada’s Drug Analysis Service (DAS) revealed to CBC News that in 2012 .08% of 2,337 heroin samples tested positive for fentanyl. Fast forward to today and that number stands at 60.1% of 3,337 heroin samples, an astronomical jump visualized below.

Seems as China has turned on the fentanyl spigot in 2016 and 2017…

Over the past five-years of tests, marijuana samples seized by law enforcement agencies contained no fentanyl. But on a more interesting note, cocaine and methamphetamine seized by law enforcement agencies reported an increase. A potential health hazard for the modern day bankers in Toronto…..

The most common drugs the service tests for include marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, hydromorphone, oxycodone, MDMA, alprazolam and GHB.

 

Fentanyl was not identified in any of the marijuana samples tested over the five-year period, while cocaine and methamphetamine saw increases from 0.01 per cent to 1.8 per cent and zero per cent to 1.7 per cent, respectively. Overall, the figures are stark. In 2012, only 217 of the street drug samples tested positive for fentanyl. Just as the number of lives claimed by the deadly opioid has skyrocketed since then, so too has the number of times fentanyl has showed up in samples of illegal street drugs. As of Sept. 30, DAS found fentanyl in 4,568 samples this year – an increase of 2,005 per cent.

According to Dr. David Juurlink, head of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto:

“...the exponential increase of street drugs testing positive for fentanyl over the last five years doesn’t surprise.The illicit drug supply has never been more dangerous because of the profusion of fentanyl-related compounds. This is why so many people are dying. They’re dying because the drugs they’re using contain, you know, much more opioid than they thought.”

In fact, Juurlink is right as shown below...

Dr. Michael Krausz, a professor of psychiatry specializing in addiction at the University of British Columbia, explains drug dealers “want to save money or make higher profits”, so fentanyl is mixed into drugs like heroin or cocaine to stretch their supplies.

Krausz also said drug dealers are not skilled enough to keep fentanyl doses in a survivable range while mixing it with heroin or cocaine, which is why many experts believe overdoses are occurring. Simply, the end user is not realizing what he/she is getting and ends up dead.

Juurlink said several factors sparked fentanyl’s rise:

  • increase in demand for opioids as overprescription of painkillers led to addiction
  • flood of prescription medication
  • fentanyl patches
  • blackmarket

In British Columbia, 80% of the street drugs are laced with fentanyl. Four mothers who have lost their sons to overdoses advocate for state controlled drugs.

The Globe And Mail explains: Fentanyl’s deadly path

China is a key source of illicit fentanyl coming to Canada in response to demand from prescription-painkiller addicts as well as users of street drugs, traffickers are turning to a pharmaceutical-manufacturing giant to produce deadly, black-market versions of fentanyl, according to the RCMP.

Across Canada, police are seizing illicit fentanyl from China - Three examples from 2015: A package of fentanyl declared as a muffler was stopped on its way to Calgary; a man in Brampton, Ont., was charged with importing more than 500 grams of the drug; and a parcel destined for Halifax was found to contain 514 grams, worth about $1-million.

Once the drug is in, it is processed – often in Western Canada - Because illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogues are so potent, the white powder is cut or mixed with other drugs and fillers, before it can be sold on the street. Most of the 21 clandestine labs dismantled by police since 2013 operated in British Columbia and Alberta, according to a Globe and Mail analysis.

Bootleg fentanyl is highly lucrative - The math works like this, according to Edmonton physician Hakique Virani: A kilogram of pure fentanyl powder costs $12,500. A kilo is enough to make 1,000,000 tablets. Each tab sells for $20 in major cities, for total proceeds of $20-million. In smaller markets, the street price is as high as $80.

Fentanyl has been found in police busts all over the country -  The first known fentanyl seizure in Canada was from a clandestine lab in Montreal in April, 2013. Since then, police have busted traffickers in almost every province and the Northwest Territories, for a total of 58 across the country, according to The Globe’s analysis.

Bottom line: China is flooding North America with fentanyl through shipping routes into Canada. The opioid crisis is far from over and its about to kick into hyperdrive. The one question we ask: how will bankers in Toronto and or on Wall Street deal with the very real possibility their blackmarket stimulants could contain fentanyl?

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Cluster_Frak's picture

and if it doesn't, it is devils fault, time to raise taxes.

herkomilchen's picture

1930's:

-Dude: Um, all these people wouldn't die from bootleg still methanol poisoning if a guy could just legally buy a safe beer at the corner store.

-Government: Proves how dangerous this alcohol stuff is!  Must keep prosecuting this war against it.

 

2010's:

-Dude: Um, all these people wouldn't die...

-Government: Proves how dangerous...

Rusty Shorts's picture

1920's-30's - The government did purposely add poisonous substances to alcohol, and this did result in thousands of deaths during Prohibition. 

 

2010's - The government did purposely add poisonous substances to drugs, and this did result in thousands of deaths during Prohibition. 

pparalegal's picture

For three years, Mexico has tried to end illegal marijuana cultivation by spraying fields with the deadly herbicide paraquat. It still hasn't stopped the growers, and it may endanger the lives of American smokers.

Early in 1977, there was little reason why anyone outside the State Department or Drug Enforcement Administration should have heard about paraquat. A year later, however, paraquat has become, for many young Americans, a symbol of governmental malversation as emotionally charged as napalm was for an earlier generation. The State Department's long?unnoticed involvement in Mexican marijuana eradication has grown into a potential public?health crisis, another in a series of foreign?policy embarrassments for the Carter Administration, and, most recently, into a domestic political controversy that has pitted the State Department and President Carter against Senator Charles Percy's legislation to block this controversial pro1979 funding.

Because their illegal crop meant the difference between a subsistence income of $200 a year and a cultivator's income of as much as $5,000, the Mexicans unhesitatingly harvested the poisoned marijuana. And then they sold it.

http://www.nytimes.com/1978/11/19/archives/poisonous-fallout-from-the-wa...

wisehiney's picture

I don't know, but I NEVER see anyone using opiods laughing.

What's the point.

besnook's picture

tripping dreams and euphoria. i have only done heroin a coupla times but have smoked 8 oz. of opium. opium is the best!

wisehiney's picture

My dreams are freaky enough without the help.

If I ever give it a try, I will let someone else go first and then watch them for a couple of hours.

Do you think that is long enough to check for fentanyl?

besnook's picture

i wouldn't fuck around with heroin anymore but you don't know the true meaning of i don't give a shit about anything and feel great about it a little gooey ball of opium in a pipe will dream all your cares away.

GeezerGeek's picture

The way you describe it, I wish we could get it into the ventilation systems of all government offices, all MSM offices, and the headquarters of BLM, SPLC, Antifa, etc. What a wonderful world that would be.

Heck, I'd settle for just the MSM offices. I might even watch CNN or PMSNBC again.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

...until it doesn't, because you can no longer afford it, or find it,  in in the quantities you have become accustomed (addicted) to.

Proofreder's picture

And when I'm startin' on that run

and I feel like Jesus' son ...

Lou Reed - Heroin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xcwt9mSbYE

petroglyph's picture

And that right there is a good reason why, if a person can treat their pain with THC or CBD, the herb is a superior drug. Absolutely.

Laughter or even smiling really is good medicine.

2500saturdays's picture

another price distortion killing people

margins better than BTC

upthread a comment about cutting with fent . kinda like cutting with the good stuff. How fucked it that?

this is chemistry at it finest with economics at its lowest.

all 'drugs' should be 'free'

Cluster_Frak's picture

and btw this dude snorting, that's not in Toronto. The subway here does not have seats like that, nor the busses, or street cars. This dude seems to be snorting in London, UK.

GoyimUprising's picture

LOL.  You dont think the Chinks in Toronto are snorting the same shit they got back home?

cricketsssssss's picture

"Doctor...EVERYTHING he puts up his nose"....

logicalman's picture

Never sniff anything that the guy you are buying from won't.

cubicyard's picture

Seen some grown men cry, they lost their sons, have a few beers with the boys, say well they deserve it, if they are that dumb. Mostly it's first time deals ever for

these young kids, think before you write  Nuke the friggen Chinese.

afronaut's picture

Yah it's all about feelings over logic, right moron?

GoyimUprising's picture

Line up for your Death Injection

Tubs's picture

Traders nose impacting keyboard after dud Coke.

No wonder so many PM Fat Fingers

WillyGroper's picture

china east india company exacts revenge on queenie.

if the rulers are concerned about it, it's only cuz the dead's organs were not viable for harvest.

pparalegal's picture

Is China finally getting even for the  opium wars? Screw bombs, just spray fentanyl. Much cheaper and less infrastructure destructive. Of course military contractors will bitch. 

BGO's picture

Perfect opportunity for the people who control Afghanistan's heroin trade to make the drug legal in the US. Imagine the profits OH NELLY!!!

GoyimUprising's picture

They'll keep shipping heroin from Afghanistan, Fentanyl from China and Oxy from Big Pharm.  You slave drug mofos.

CC Lemon's picture

Those chinese fuckers have long memories. Paybacks a bitch.

Boing_Snap's picture

Looks like a soulless trader going for broke on the GO train home.

No doubt the rest of us are losers according to him.

Juliette's picture

Why can't they use sth. harmless to stretch the stuff? Like powder sugar or sth. LOL!

Flyingcement's picture

Right or calcium carbonate

bluskyes's picture

I heard itz izsues with particle size. Particles are too potent, and hard to grind to a consistently fine size for mixing

Catahoula's picture

Dumb dopers dying for dope. Fools

PitBullsRule's picture

Oh No!  Dead junkies!

This is awful!

Albertarocks's picture

You'll stop laughing when someone you love becomes another in the long, long list of innocent victims.

falconflight's picture

Modern Opium Wars.  Death sentence for traffickers.  

steelrules's picture

All coming in through Vancouver and miraculously border services can't stop it, but boy oh boy if I try to bring a box of beer across or a pack of smokes in they got that shit swat teamed.

 

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

Seems strange for China to do such a big favor for Canada and the US so cheap.

moonmac's picture

Americans never worried about overdosing on Coca-Cola back when it was laced with Cocaine. It's a good thing we started the Bloody Drug War because our society has a lot more morals now.

Archive_file's picture

It's the Opium Wars in reverse LOL.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

I am just curious how they know that it comes from China? And if they know it comes from China and have evidence how come the police/border patrol doesn't stop the flow?

Albertarocks's picture

Of all the details provided in this article that is the one that is most likely a flat out lie.  Just more demonization of a country for political purposes.  But it's true about the Fentanyl crisis.  It's a killer.  Which is why I would support the death sentence for traffickers.  If any country needed an injection of a little bit of Duterteism, it's Canada.

Yippie21's picture

Why couldn't it just as easily being manufactuered in North Korea?  Or Iran?  Or Turkey?  Or Cuba?  Venezuala?  If the money is that good... and all you need is a lab or 5 and a government that will look the other way...  

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

If a kilo of fentanyl can make a million doses how do you stop a kilo here and a kilo there short of a super police state the likes of which the world has never seen?

cesar's picture

 

Its very questionable to be spending tax payers money (i.e., tens of millions of $s) on drugs for junkies when tax paying, non drug-adicted citizens can't even find a doctor in their community. Wait times for surgery are horrendous! For all the money they spend (waste?) each year how many drug addicts are rehabilitated? Why is the problem not improving?

 

afronaut's picture

It's a make work project for. Gov. Implement the deatH penalty for illegal drug sale or possesion. It works

911bodysnatchers322's picture

Afghanistan (US Marine Protected) Opium and Poppy Straw shipped to

=> Pakistan, processed into fentanyl, carfentanyl, shipped to

=> Chai-nah (China), repilled into counterfeits and smuggled to

=> US ports; and/or Canada, Mexico trucked in and smuggled into

=> US cities, and distributed to

=> US music scene-sters, music, sex clubs; casinos; and/or Shady Pain clinics; and/or Pakistani/Indian run 2nd tier Pharma companies;

=> 2nd tier pharma companies use foreign agent spies Obama put into our government to obtain ill gotten contracts with the VA, hospice system, prison system

==> Veterans get the half-weight and quarter-weight carfent counterfeit pills and then they OD and die, it's chalked up to a typical PTSD OD, no big deal right?

==> Since the VA system knows everything about the vets, it already has several elite recipients lined up on donor list via a stealth 'finder database' run the by the US gov for their donor-class allies, who get their tasty, delicious organs, so they can stay alive another few years and continue to make money for their dynasty, though the above system that abuses people

911bodysnatchers322's picture

How is it shipped? Via diplomatic containers, smuggled in food on regular containers, and shipped back in 'empty' UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) containers that Mueller, McCabe, Comey et al are using to run this shell game. LIterally a shell game because the UF6 containers are a shell, get it?

Uranium + arms one way, drugs on the return

just like mena arkansas part of iran contra...shipping the cocaine in the nosecones and panels of the sesnas

Want the proof? Watch George Webb's series. His researchers have tied all this together and now have a lawsuit going which I may be a part of