Police lay 29 firearms and drug charges against a Calgary man
Calgary police have charged one man after multiple firearms and drugs were seized from a residence in southeast Calgary.
In mid-June 2020, Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit detectives began investigating alleged firearms trafficking activity that was occurring in Calgary. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, with assistance from the Tactical Unit, investigators conducted a search warrant on a residence located in the 100 block of Chaparral Valley View S.E.
Police seized six unlawfully possessed firearms, ammunition and more than $36,000 worth of drugs during the search warrant. The items included:
- One Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9mm rifle
- One Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle
- One SKS 7.62 x 39 rifle
- One Escort 12-gauge pump action shotgun
- Two Ranger Silha Bullpup 20 shotguns
- Four over capacity magazines
- 157 rounds of various ammunition
- 133 grams of Fentanyl
- 98.2 grams of Cocaine, including some prepacked into vials
- 1.5 kilograms of marijuana
Ravinderpaul GILL, 29, of Calgary, has been charged with 29 charges including possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution.
GILL will next appear in court on Aug. 7, 2020.
“The unlawful presence of firearms in our community is extremely concerning,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “We are committed to investigating individuals involved in the illegal trafficking of firearms to ensure that our city remains a safe place for Calgarians to live.”
Anyone with information about firearms or drug offences can report it to police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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