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  UPDATE - Suspect Faces More Than 330 Firearms Charges

Oct 16, 2017 15:23 ET

The laboratory results from Health Canada confirmed the substance taken out of a Pickering residence last month was carfentanil.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 police seized 53 kgs of unknown substances from a Pickering residence and 42 kgs of this has been positively identified as carfentanil a deadly street drug. Carfentanil or carfentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to fentanyl but 100 times more potent. This narcotic is marketed as a tranquilizer for large animals. A very small amount of this drug can be lethal. The total seizure equals 420,000 doses of carfentanil with a street value estimated at $13 million dollars.

Maisum ANSARI, age 33 of New Providence Street in Oshawa, has been arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking of a Schedule I Substance (carfentanil). He was held for a bail hearing.

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Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Drug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802.

Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Suspect Faces More Than 330 Firearms Charges

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