Two firearms seized in drug trafficking investigation
We have charged two men after completing a 19-week drug trafficking investigation, which also resulted in the seizure of two firearms.
At the beginning of June 2022, police became aware of individuals believed to be involved in drug trafficking in Calgary and initiated an investigation. On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 4600 block of 128 Avenue N.E., and seized the following items:
- A GSG-16 semi-automatic rifle
- A GSG-16 drum magazine with a 110-round capacity
- $10,000 in Canadian currency
- Drug scales, packaging materials and seven cell phones
- Three vehicles including an Infiniti G35, Infiniti G37 and a BMW 3 Series.
A search of the vehicles also resulted in the seizure of the following items:
- A loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, with the serial number filed off
- 50 grams of cocaine and a small amount of methamphetamine
Teny WANG, 21, of Calgary is charged with one count each of trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm with no license, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of the proceeds of crime and improper storage of a firearm, as well as three counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited. WANG will next appear in court on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.
Ruach BANG, 24, of Calgary is charged with one count each of trafficking of a controlled substance and possession of the proceeds of crime. BANG will next appear in court on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.
“These offenders, who were in possession of illegally obtained firearms, posed a significant risk to our community,” says Sgt. Garth Kowalyk of the Calgary Police Service Serious Habitual Offender Program (SHOP). “The illicit use of firearms in Calgary continues to be a priority for our Service and we remain focused on strategically targeting offenders believed to be involved in ongoing gun violence.”
Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as observing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police. Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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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Case # 22124389