Vancouver, BC – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the seizure of over 4,000 litres of MDP-2-P at the Vancouver Container Examination Facility.
In May 2017, at the Container Exam Facility in Vancouver, border services officers (BSOs) processed a commercial container arriving from Vietnam. The shipment was targeted for inspection based on an intelligence analysis and was referred for an in-depth examination upon arrival. The contents were declared as “dishwashing liquid”; however, when officers inspected the containers they noticed inconsistencies between the liquid inside the jugs. Over 2,800 jugs were tested and sent for chemical analysis. More than 800 jugs tested positive for MDP‑2‑P, a Class A precursor chemical listed in Schedule VI of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. MDP‑2‑P is a substance used in the final stage of manufacturing MDMA and ecstasy.
BSOs seized approximately 4,020 litres of the illegal substance.
“We would like to acknowledge the diligence and hard work of the Pacific Region Intelligence Section, the National Targeting Centre and our border services officers at the Vancouver Container Exam Facility. The invaluable intelligence coupled with the skills and dedication of our officers on the ground have resulted in this significant precursor seizure. As a result of their work, our officers have prevented between 22 million and 38 million doses of ecstasy from being produced and trafficked into our communities.” – Joseph Chayeski, Director, Metro Vancouver District, Pacific Region
Canada Border Services Agency