ABOVE: Dangerous “Krokodil” drug reported in Ontario. Mark Carcasole reports. Warning: Story content and photos may be disturbing to some readers.
Nov 19, 2013 · Three new suspected cases of the flesh-eating drug krokodil have been reported in Ontario, Canada.
Recent reports suggest the flesh-eating drug known as Krokodil may have made its way into Canada. Reports surfaced last week, saying the drug had made its way into the Niagara Region.
Watch video · READ MORE: Krokodil, a flesh-eating street drug, is in Canada, reports suggest. There were also media reports that only one of the cases has been debunked.
Then c ame reports suggesting that «krokodil,» a cheap and highly addictive homemade substitute for heroin that surfaced first in Russia about 10 years ago, had appeared in Ontario’s Niagara region.
[ Related: Krokodil hype: Is toxic ‘flesh-eating’ street drug in Canada? Niagara Regional Police also stated that the reported cases had not been medically confirmed, although they urged caution. Desomorphine is known by the street name «krokodil,» the Russian word for crocodile.
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Three suspected cases of flesh-eating drug krokodil have been reported by health workers in Canada, sparking fears the substance is spreading internationally. Independent Canadian channel CHCH-DT
Recent reports suggested krokodil had appeared in the U.S. and Ontario’s Niagara region, but so far there’s been no confirmed evidence that the highly addictive homemade substitute for heroin is on North American streets.
According to reports, the localized soft tissue effects occur relatively quickly after the use of krokodil. There have been news reports of amputations. It appears that ulcerations may occur locally at the drug injection site or also at remote areas of the body.
But so far there is no solid, official proof that krokodil has reached Canada. The recent news reports about the drug coupled with the lack of hard evidence to back them up underline how difficult it is for health and law enforcement officials to keep up with the evolving mix of street drugs.