AT LEAST 60 UK DEATHS IN EIGHT MONTHS LINKED TO DRUG THAT KILLED PRINCE

FENTANYL, A SYNTHETIC OPIATE, IS UP TO 100 TIMES STRONGER THAN HEROIN AND IS SOMETIMES PRESCRIBED AS A PAINKILLER FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL.

AT LEAST 60 UK DRUG DEATHS IN PAST EIGHT MONTHS LINKED TO FENTANYL

"The threat of synthetic opioids is not new," said Ian Cruxton, deputy director of the NCA.
Its analogue carfentanyl is 10,000 times stronger and is used as an elephant tranquilliser.
On Tuesday police charged 25-year-old Kyle Enos from Newport, south Wales, with importing, supplying and exporting class A drugs after officers identified him using the dark web to purchase fentanyl.

At least 60 drugs deaths in the UK in the past eight months have been linked to fentanyl, a deadly opiate that is being mixed with street heroin to make it more potent. Releasing the figures, the National Crime Agency...

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