Calgary, AB,

Man charged with importation of MDMA

The Calgary Police Service District Operations Team has charged one man after three packages containing MDMA were intercepted by officers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, CBSA officers intercepted a package sent from the Netherlands that was found to contain MDMA and was destined for a residence in southeast Calgary. In the following week, CBSA officers intercepted two additional packages that also contained MDMA and were destined for the same residence. CBSA officers notified CPS and an investigation was initiated.

In total, the three packages contained almost 200 grams of MDMA, which has an estimated street value of approximately $10,000.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, with assistance from the CPS Drug Undercover Street Team (DUST) and the RCMP, investigators conducted a controlled delivery of the package to the residence located in the 300 block of Erin Woods Drive S.E. Upon delivery, investigators took one man into custody.

Dylan Randy GALAY, 22, of Calgary, has since been charged with one count of importation of an illegal substance. GALAY will next appear in court on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

Photos of one of the seized packages are available above..

“This investigation highlights the important relationship that we have with our law enforcement partners,” says Staff Sergeant Graeme Smiley of the CPS District Support Unit. “In this case, CBSA officers were critical in detecting potential criminal activity and providing that information to us so that we could investigate.”

Investigators would like to thank the CBSA for their work in identifying the importation of the illicit substance and subsequent assistance with the investigation. Police would also like to thank members of the RCMP and Canada Post for their support throughout this investigation.

Case #19362108/3615