British police are investigating the death of 88 people in Britain who bought products on websites with headquarters in Canada that allegedly offered lethal substances to people at risk of self-harm.
The investigation is part of the international investigations triggered by the arrest at the beginning of the year in Canada of Kenneth Law, who has been charged with two counts of advising and aiding a suicide. Canadian police maintain that Law, a native of the Torontoused a series of websites to market and sell substances commonly used to treat meat that can be lethal if ingested.
Police said Law is suspected of sending at least 1,200 packages to more than 40 countries. The authorities in United States, Italy, Australia and New Zealand They have also started investigations.
The National Agency Against Crime (NCA for its acronym in English) British has identified 232 people in the country who bought products on the web in the last two years until April, of which 88 died.
The agency said it was investigating whether crimes had been committed in Britain, but noted that “at this early stage there are no confirmed links between items purchased online and the cause of death in any of these cases.”