Public Awareness for Suspicious Letters

Posted On Saturday December 19, 2020

Region of Peel – Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau want to inform the community of suspicious letter incident investigations.

There have been several reported incidents in the Region of Peel regarding residences receiving letters addressed to them arriving by mail.

Inside the envelope, a letter addressed to the person is accompanied by a small bag containing a white powder which is claimed to be fentanyl. The letter instructs the person to deposit Bitcoin in exchange for their family's wellbeing.

The substance in these cases have been tested; it is confirmed to be icing sugar. 

Investigators are advising the public to be careful when opening their mail. If you receive a letter and substance, do your best not to handle it as much as possible. Place the envelope and its contents outside, preferably covered to keep it protected and contact police.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-3311, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, ext. 4027.

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N/R: 20-358

Inc: PR200412595       


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