Police holding news conference at 7:30 p.m. ET
Peel police announce arrest in alleged sale of lethal substance overseas
Peel police are announcing details of an arrest following an investigation that was prompted by a report in the Times of London focusing on a Mississauga man's website. The report linked the defunct site's sale of a toxic substance to multiple suicides overseas.
Peel Regional Police are set to announce an arrest in a case involving an Ontario-based website that allegedly sold a substance linked to deaths abroad.
Deputy Chief Marc Andrews is holding a news conference at Peel police headquarters at 7:30 p.m. ET.
CBC News is carrying the newser live above.
Police said in late April that they were investigating after The Times of London reported a Mississauga, Ont., man named Kenneth Law had allegedly been selling a potentially lethal, but legal, substance online to people overseas looking to end their lives.
Reached by phone at the time, Law told CBC News the allegations in the article were "false."
The substance, sodium nitrite, is a salt compound that is commonly used to cure meats but it can be lethal when ingested in high concentrations, according to toxicology experts.
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