Nanaimo Mounties seize drugs and weapons in search

NANAIMO – Semi-automatic weapons, drugs and suspects swept up in police search in central Nanaimo.

Two SKS semi-automatic rifles were seized along with drugs and two suspects when Mounties moved in on a house in central Nanaimo on the weekend.

The search warrant was carried out Sunday, shortly before 1:30 a.m., at a residence on the 500 block of Rosehill Street.

Two loaded SKS magazines, ammunition, a stun gun, large sum of money, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed quantity of what police suspect is cocaine and methamphetamine, were collected as well.

One man and one woman, both 27 and from Nanaimo, were arrested. Investigators are recommending charges of two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a prohibited device and possession for the purpose of trafficking against them.

Both suspects have been released from custody on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court March 31.