Provincial and federal police have uncovered what they say is one of the largest illicit drug laboratories ever found in British Columbia.
RCMP said in a news release Monday, that officers with a search warrant entered a property in Lumby, in B.C.’s north Okanagan, and found a massive synthetic drug production operation.
A large quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl was seized, along with hundreds of litres of chemicals and a significant amount of waste material, police said.
According to the police statement, the waste alone can contaminate the environment and cause great health risks to the public.
Specialized hazardous waste removal and disposal required in the case will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, it said.