Nanaimo man sentenced to two years following explosives charge

Nanaimo man sentenced to two years following explosives charge

File photo.

File photo.

A Nanaimo man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for attempting to get an explosive substance.

Hamzah Subhan Khan, 27, was charged in 2016 after a year-long investigation led by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia.

Khan originally faced one charge of unlawfully participating in the design and purchase of an explosive substance and detonator. He pleaded not guilty to the charge as sworn.

However, he elected to plead guilty to a lesser charge of unlawfully attempting to have in his possession an explosive substance between Oct. 18, 2014, and Jan. 24, 2015 at or near Nanaimo and elsewhere in the province.

Khan also pleaded guilty to possession of meth for the purpose of trafficking.

The nine other charges, including two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card, were stayed as the Crown concluded the charge assessment standard was no longer met.

Khan has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison for the explosives charge and one year concurrent with the trafficking charge. In addition to his sentence, Khan will be on probation for 18 months following his release. The court also ordered a mandatory lifetime firearms ban.

His sentence comes after he received 18 months probation in December for his involvement in a fight at a Nanaimo restaurant back in 2015.

Alexa HuffmanAlexa Huffman

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