Calgary, AB,

Wanted on warrants for drug trafficking investigation

A man is currently wanted on warrants following a lengthy drug trafficking investigation by the Calgary Police Service Strategic Enforcement Unit.

In August 2016, police received information from a member of the public about a possible cocaine trafficking operation. An investigation ensued and as a result, four search warrants were executed on a residence in the 8800 block of Horton Road S.W., and three vehicles.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, two men were arrested in the 9100 block of Macleod Trail S. A search of the vehicle they arrived in located drugs, cash and multiple cellphones. One of the men was arrested on outstanding warrants, while the other was charged in relation to the drug-trafficking investigation.

Following the arrest on Nov. 10, a search of the residence on Horton Road located:

  • 139.2 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $13,920
  • 167.7 grams of powder cocaine with an estimated street value of $16,770
  • 515 grams of Benzocaine, a cutting agent
  • 512.2 grams of Phenacetin, a buffering agent
  • 318 grams of an unknown cutting agent
  • $8,605 cash
  • Scales, packaging material
  • Multiple cell phones

Sam Marcello KASSIBA, 32, of Calgary, is charged with:

  • Eight counts of trafficking cocaine
  • One count of possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Eight counts of possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000
  • One count of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • One count of production

KASSIBA will next appear in court on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Police are searching for a second accused in this investigation. Emmanuel ADALI DOPITI, 29, of Calgary, is wanted on eight drug-related charges in relation to this investigation.

He is described as black, approximately 5’5” tall and 185 pounds. A photo of ADALI DOPITI can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

He was last known to be operating a 2006 black Honda Civic.

The strategic enforcement of drug and weapons trafficking is a main concern for the Calgary Police Service. Illegal drug activity is a danger to the community and a root cause of social disorder, violent crime and property crime. Vehicle thefts, break and enters and robberies are often committed by those trying to fuel addiction. The CPS aims to address root causes of crime through crime reduction strategies and community partnerships to ensure Calgary remains a safe place to live.

Anyone with information about ADALI DOPITI’s whereabouts is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #16671458