RCMP on scene along Hammond Bay Road, where special units executed a warrant at a drug lab. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

RCMP special units bust drug lab in Nanaimo

Three suspects in custody after search warrants executed at two residences

UPDATE: RCMP have three suspects in custody after a drug bust in Nanaimo earlier today. According to RCMP, a search warrant was executed on Kiara Place in Nanaimo, “related to the activity on Hammond Bay Road,” but there is no drug lab at the property on Kiara Place. Three Nanaimo residents are in custody.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: RCMP are in the process of “cleaning” out a drug lab in Nanaimo.

Sgt. Warren Krahenbil said the RCMP’s federal serious and organized crime unit along with the clandestine enforcement and response (CLEAR) team executed a search warrant on Hammond Bay Road at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

“We’ve uncovered a drug processing facility there, a moderate clandestine lab…” Krahenbil said. “The CLEAR team’s going to be in there cleaning that out.”

Krahenbil said the Nanaimo RCMP detachment “has been excellent” in providing assistance and said he wants to assure residents that public safety is paramount.

“There’s no public safety risk at this point,” he said. “There’ll be no evacuations, we won’t be sealing off any more road.”

READ ALSO: Fentanyl, sawed-off shotgun, $15,000 cash found in bust in downtown Nanaimo

READ ALSO: Two men arrested, drugs and weapons seized after Parksville drug bust



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Drugs

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Coping with isolation, stress and anxiety

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shares useful information on coping with pandemic

Food safety a good practice amid COVID-19 concerns

BC Centre for Disease Control offers useful food safe information for households

Sidney’s top emergency official says he is not aware of any COVID-19 cases in the community

The public Sunday also heard of future plans to help local businesses through tax deferments

COVID-19: Victoria plumbing company dedicates van for grocery delivery

The Super Plumber uses van to pick up groceries for those in need during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

Evening world update: U.S. restrictions extended 30 days; NY deaths near 1,000

Comprehensive world update, with the latest developments in the COVID-19 crisis

‘It’s up to us: Recently-returned B.C. couple urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously

Garrett Kucher and Tory Apostoliuk make it home after almost a week of lockdown in Spain

‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid

Single mom in Golden says she’s already going to the food bank after being laid off

Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau

Chinese Embassy tweeted that China was sending 30,000 medical masks along with gowns, gloves and goggles

B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19

Hand sanitizer and markers to keep lines two metres are apart are needed, province says

No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau

Trudeau unveils $7.5M for Kids Help Phone, $9M for vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

Most Read