Calgary, AB,
16
September
2019
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22:21
America/Denver

Police seize $100,000 worth of cash and drugs

The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit has charged one man with 11 offences and seized $100,000 worth of cash and drugs following a one-month investigation. This investigation is part of an ongoing operation that was initiated in response to recent violence and shootings in Calgary.

In August 2019, police received information about a man believed to be in unlawful possession of a firearm. As a result, on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, investigators conducted a high-risk traffic stop on a Nissan Xterra near 37 Street and 19 Avenue S.W. One man was taken into custody without incident.

Police executed search warrants on the Nissan Xterra as well as at a residence located in the 1600 block of 39 Street S.W., and seized the following items:

  • A loaded 9 mm handgun with a defaced serial number
  • 482.2 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $48,220
  • 39.8 grams of crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3,980
  • 6.7 grams of Oxycontin, with an estimated street value of $520
  • $49,650.20 in Canadian currency
  • $250 in U.S. currency

Abdu-Rahman HASAN, 28, of Calgary, has since been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, possession of a firearm obtained by crime, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been defaced and possession of proceeds of crime. HASAN will next appear in court on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

“We remain committed to ensuring that Calgarians feel safe in our city,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “We are continuing to target individuals linked to organized drug trafficking and recent violence in our city and are encouraging anyone with information about drugs or firearms to report it to us. Tips can always be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers.”

Addressing the increased violence and shootings in Calgary is a priority for the Calgary Police Service and is being addressed by several areas of the Service.

Anyone with information about drugs or firearms offences is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Case # 19392340