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Three people have been arrested after police turned up a grenade launcher in a Nanaimo hotel room.
RCMP Constable Gary O'Brien says officers learned people linked to a room in the Harbourside Motel may have weapons.
The Emergency Response Team was called in this morning.
"Once inside, they found a 29-year-old female. She was taken into custody without incident. When they searched the room, they found a grenade launcher. It was about 18 inches long."
No other weapons were found.
Another woman and man were later arrested -- they are known to police.
O'Brien says the launcher can be attached to the barrel of many rifles to fire grenades a considerable distance.
Officers are trying to figure out if it is stolen or linked to any other investigations.
No charges have been laid yet.