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RCMP and China Agree to Work Together to Restrict Fentanyl Flow

The formalization of joint investigations between the two parties will begin next week.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

China and the RCMP will be working together in an attempt to dam the flow of fentanyl and other opioids into Canada.

The drug, which is up to 100 times more potent than morphine, is one of the major killers in the current opioid crisis. China and the RCMP will also be working to combat carfentanil, which, while more rare, is up to 100 times more potent than fentanyl.

The agreement comes after the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries that regards combating crime. Following the signing of the MOU, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson met with MPS Vice-Minister of Public Saftey Chen Zhimin in Ottawa.