Border officials seize 14 tonnes of drug chemicals 0
Prince Rupert, B.C., officials say it’s the largest seizure ever of drug-manufacturing chemicals at the port
Fourteen tonnes of precursor chemicals used to make meth, ecstasy and a date-rape drug were seized by the Canada Border Services Agency in Prince Rupert, it was announced Wednesday.
The narcotic precursor chemicals were seized in September, a batch of four different chemicals split among 552 jugs.
“This seizure has prevented the potential manufacture of thousands of kilograms of illegal drugs,” said Dan Bubas of the CBSA Prince Rupert detachment.”
The shipment originated from China and was declared to authorities as glycerin, which can be used as a soothing agent in cough medicine, as a laxative, or as a moisturizer.
No one was arrested, but the seizure marks the largest catch of precursors ever seized by the Prince Rupert branch.