Calgary, AB,
09
September
2015
|
16:15
America/Denver

Police operation targets drug trafficking and firearm possession

The Calgary Police Service Gang Enforcement Team has concluded a criminal investigation into drug trafficking and firearm possession offenses.

On August 4, 2015, police executed search warrants for residences in the communities of Panorama and the Beltline. As a result of the warrants, Sina VALAYATI, 19, of Calgary is charged with:

  •          Two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking;
  •          One count of possession of the proceeds of crime;
  •          Two counts of failing to comply with a court order;
  •          One count of contravention of firearm storage regulations;
  •          One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm; and
  •          One count of possession of a prohibited firearm.

On August 20, 2015, additional search warrants were executed for residences and vehicles in the communities of Coventry and Harvest Hills. Two individuals were charged as a result of the warrants.

Majed ZULFIQAR, 19, of Calgary is charged with:

  • Four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking;
  • One count of possession of the proceeds of crime.

Erik Anthony SILVA, 20, of Calgary is charged with:

  • One count of possession of a prohibited weapon;
  • One count of possession of a controlled substance;
  • One count of possession of the proceeds of crime.

The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit, along with the Gang Enforcement and Gang Suppression Teams, and various other areas of the Service, are targeting the groups suspected of gang activity.

Citizens are encouraged to be vigilant and take note of any suspicious activity going on in their community, and to report it to police by calling 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods: