|Just weeks ago, Hells Angel Justino Pace said he was “annoyed” that the government was suing him over a rented property where police found a drug lab. Now Pace has agreed to forfeit his share of the Mission property, according to the B.C. director of civil forfeiture.|
The government agency said that under a consent order filed in B.C. Supreme Court, the Civil Forfeiture Office received $23,000 in net proceeds from the sale of the building. The single-level, 3,150-square-foot industrial unit at 7191 Horne St. was sold for $229,000. Most of the cash went to pay off a mortgage.
|Pace’s troubles began in September 2014, when a fire broke out on the property and the local fire department responded. Firefighters saw white smoke pouring from the building and chemicals consistent with a synthetic drug lab and called in the RCMP.|
Police said at the time that it was one of the largest illegal drug labs in B.C. history. The suit said that Pace’s company financed the purchase of the property in 2008 in part with a mortgage. The City of Mission spent several hundreds of thousands of dollars cleaning up the Horne Street property.
|No mention made of a drug lab on the premises by these real estate mercenaries for SOME reason. A body ought to note the industrial ventilation system half torn down ... it stands out too starkly in this dump. Somebody clearly made some expensive renovations/additions at some point no?