Ketamine seized by the CBSA
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On Sept. 14, agents discovered approximately 188 kg of ketamine crystals that were mixed in with rice on a ship container from India, the Canada Border Services Agency said Friday.
"Officers detected anomalies within the shipment, and proceeded to carefully sift each of the 1,000 bags, to separate the loose ketamine crystals from the grains of rice," the CBSA said.
Ketamine is a tranquillizer with hallucinogenic properties. Health Canada describes it as odourless and tasteless and easily dissolved in liquid, which has allowed it to be slipped undetected into drinks and used to prevent victims from resisting sexual assault, earning it the moniker "date rape drug."