Northbound traffic on the Island Highway ground to a halt in Nanaimo for a police arrest Wednesday morning.
Police arrested two men on the Island Highway near the Dorman Road intersection at about 8:30 a.m. in what they characterized as a high-risk vehicle stop. Police say Giovanni Raimondi, 30, of Maple, Ont., had allegedly threatened a Nanaimo man and then travelled to Nanaimo to either collect on a drug purchase or a drug debt.
Police found a small amount of marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash and items often used in home invasions, such as zap straps.
Raimondi was charged Wednesday with one count of uttering threats. A 27-year-old man arrested with Raimondi was released Thursday without charges.