Coquitlam RCMP arrest two Burnaby men after locating suspected synthetic opioid lab

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      On July 10, Coquitlam RCMP announced the arrest of two Burnaby men after locating a synthetic opioid lab.

      In late 2017, police identified a suspected fentanyl-trafficking group operating in the Coquitlam area.

      On June 29, police used search warrants at two Burnaby locations and a location in Port Coquitlam.

      The RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team and Burnaby RCMP located and dismantled the synthetic opioid lab at the 6500 block of Nelson Avenue in Burnaby.

      RCMP also seized bulk chemicals in Port Coquitlam.

      Health Canada is currently evaluating the lab's capabilities to determine the amount of synthetic drugs that could have been produced on a daily basis.

      A 35-year-old man from Burnaby faces potential charges for drug trafficking. He has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

      Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man also from Burnaby is in custody after his parole was revoked. He faces new potential drug trafficking charges.

      The arrest was announced just as Delta Police stated that two men from Surrey and Delta had been sentenced after they were arrested in March 2016 in relation to a fentanyl lab located in Burnaby.