‘Stuff of nightmares’: Doctor’s alarm after police seize 11kg of pure powdered fentanyl

Emergency specialist Associate Professor David Caldicott says the opioid is 'very dangerous' in the wrong hands
Professor David Caldicott.

The prospect of large amounts of fentanyl being introduced to the Australian illicit market is the stuff of “nightmares”, says a leading emergency doctor in the wake of a huge drugs seizure.

Associate Professor David Caldicott was commenting after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) revealed details of an 11kg shipment of the synthetic opioid.