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

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