In June police in Ontario shut down a huge counterfeiting operation responsible for manufacturing hundreds of thousands of fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycocet, a Health Canada-approved generic oxycodone and acetaminophen product with the same ingredients as Percocet. The effort, which was dubbed Project Javelin, began as an investigation into suspected methamphetamine labs. It concluded at the end of May with arrests and the largest fentanyl seizure Ontario has seen to date—123,700 fentanyl pills, 70 kg of fentanyl powder (enough for as many as 35 million 2 mg pills), industrial pill presses and other commercial equipment, 700 pharmacy-sized pill bottles, and a roll of fraudulent painkiller labels.
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