CBSA seizes shipment of restricted chemicals

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Canada Border Services Agency officers in the Pacific Region have seized a large shipment of restricted chemicals. The agency’s Intelligence Section identified the container for exam on Feb. 8th and this lead to the seizure of almost 18,000 litres of gamma-butyrolactone, or GBL, a Class A precursor under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, with an estimated street value of over $1.8 million. According to a report by the World Health Organization, GBL can be “converted into GHB (date-rape drugs) in plain tap water without additional adjustments.”

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