Calgary, AB,

Cocaine and firearms trafficking investigation

The Calgary Police Service Strategic Enforcement Unit has charged a man following a three-month investigation into a cocaine and firearms trafficking and distribution.

The investigation began in September following information from a member of the public. During the course of the three-month investigation, the Strategic Enforcement Unit seized approximately 25 grams of cocaine, a prohibited sawed-off 12-guage shotgun and stolen property.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, a man was arrested during a traffic stop in the 200 block of Shawville Blvd. S.E. The following items were located during the search of the vehicle:

  • 30 grams of powder cocaine
  • 25 grams of crack cocaine
  • $200 cash
  • Drug paraphernalia

As a result of this investigation Hamid ALI DARYAB, 22, of Calgary, is facing 23 charges including trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in firearms, trafficking in stolen property, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of cocaine/crack for the purpose of trafficking. He will next appear in court on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

The strategic enforcement of drug and weapons trafficking is a main concern for the Calgary Police Service. Illegal drug activity is a danger to the community and a root cause of social disorder, violent crime and property crime. Vehicle thefts, break and enters and robberies are often committed by those trying to fuel addiction. The CPS aims to address root causes of crime through crime reduction strategies and community partnerships to ensure Calgary remains a safe place to live.