Mission RCMP say they seized a massive amount of fentanyl from a clandestine drug lab on a tract of land in the rural Hatzic Valley in southwestern British Columbia.
Approximately 25 kilograms of pure fentanyl were seized along with three kilograms of already diluted fentanyl for street distribution.
Additional precursor materials used to manufacture the drug were also seized, including 2,000 liters of chemicals and 6,000 liters of hazardous chemical waste, according to an RCMP news release.
Police say the seizure represents more than 2.5 million street doses of fentanyl.
They said officers from Mission RCMP and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team were called to the property in the 12700 block of Stave Lake Road, about 10 kilometers northwest of downtown Mission, for reports of shots fired on Oct. 27.
Shell casings were found at the scene, but no one was injured, police said.
After obtaining a search warrant, police say investigators found a fentanyl lab located in a storage building and several shipping containers.
No charges have yet been filed.
“We hope that residents in the laboratory area will also feel safer knowing that this facility has been closed,” said Mission RCMP Insp. Ted Lewko.
The mission is about 60 kilometers east of Vancouver.