Over $220,000 worth of drugs seized
The Calgary Police Service has charged two men following a four-month-long drug trafficking investigation in which police seized more than $220,000 worth of cocaine.
In August 2019, police became aware of a potential drug stash location within Calgary. One of the Service’s District Operations Teams began investigating and identified two individuals believed to be involved in drug activity.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, police executed three simultaneous search warrants at residences located in Applewood, Beltline and Bridgeland, and arrested two men.
As a result of the search warrants, police seized the following items:
- 2.161 kilograms of powdered cocaine
- 100.4 grams of crack cocaine
- Approximately $3,000 in Canadian currency, which is believed to be proceeds of crime
- Brass knuckles
- Other items consistent with drug trafficking
A photo of some of the seized items is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Ali SUFYAN, 19, of Calgary, has been charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime. SUFYAN will next appear in court on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.
Nathaniel Wayne ROBINSON, 24, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count each of possession of proceeds of crime and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon. ROBINSON will next appear in court on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.
“This is a significant seizure for The Calgary Police Service,” says Staff Sergeant Graeme Smiley of the CPS District Support Unit. “We know that drug trafficking is often linked to other crimes in our city and we will continue to target individuals believed to be responsible.”
The CPS District Operation Teams consist of covert resources that are assigned to investigate crimes throughout the city, including property crimes, stolen vehicles, drugs and other community concerns impacting Calgarians.