Calgary, AB,

Man wanted for drugs and weapons seizure

A man is wanted in connection to the seizure of approximately $225,000 worth of drugs and numerous weapons from two northeast apartments.

On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, two warrants were executed at apartments located in the 7200 block of 80 Avenue N.E. The following items were seized as a result:

  • 7 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition
  • 35 rounds of FC Luger ammunition
  • Atak 9mm automatic firearm
  • .38 caliber Bryco firearm
  • .45 caliber US Marines Airsoft Pistol
  • KMP9 Airsoft Submachine Gun
  • Loaded Dan Wesson .45 caliber handgun, that had previously been reported stolen
  • $37,940 cash
  • 349.4 grams of crack cocaine worth an estimated street value of $34,940
  • 492.9 grams of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $4,929
  • 940 pills of fentanyl worth an estimated street value of $18,800
  • 1.70 kgs of cocaine worth an estimated street value of $167,960
  • Drug manufacturing equipment consistent with cooking cocaine, including cutting agent material and a press.
  • Scales, a money counter and a safe.

Investigators believe this was a mid to high level drug operation, and that the people involved may be connected to a number of violent incidents that have occurred throughout the city in the recent months. The investigation into the connection to other individuals and recent incidents continues.

This operation and resulting seizure was the result of the combined efforts of a number of units within the Service including the Guns and Gangs Unit and the Drug Unit.

Sam Osama ALTENAWE, 25, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order, two counts of contravention of the Firearms Act and two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm. ALTENAWE will next appear in court on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. 

Wael HAMMOUD, 30, of Calgary, is also wanted on warrants for numerous drug and weapons offences. He is described as being of Middle Eastern descent, 5’5” tall, approximately 100 pounds, with a slim build and black hair. A photo of HAMMOUD can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information about HAMMOUD’s whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case # 15487013