Opioid lab shut down

RCMP have made two arrests after shutting down a suspected synthetic opioid lab in Burnaby.

Police began investigating a group of people believed to be trafficking fentanyl late last year, operating in the Coquitlam area, and executed two search warrants on June 29 as a result.

The first search warrant was carried out in the 6500 block of Nelson Avenue in Burnaby, which is where the suspected drug lab was dismantled.

Health Canada is currently determining the volume of drugs the lab could've produced daily, police added.

The second search warrant, in Port Coquitlam, led to bulk chemicals being located and seized.

A 26-year-old Burnaby man has been arrested and charged with drug-trafficking-related offences, and remains in custody after having his parole revoked.

A 35-year-old man, also from Burnaby, was arrested but has since been released and could face charges for drug trafficking. 

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