Calgary… An AK-47 assault rifle was seized from a Calgary home following a joint drug investigation between ALERT and Calgary Police Service.
The AK-47, which is banned in Canada, was seized from an apartment in the Panorama Hills area with two magazines containing a total of 48 rounds of ammunition. The fully automatic assault rifle was seized alongside $57,000 worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin.
ALERT, an integrated team consisting of CPS, RCMP, and Alberta Sheriff members, made the seizure on March 22. Two search warrants were carried out at apartment suites in the Kensington and Panorama Hills neighbourhoods. One person was arrested.
The total value of the drugs and cash seized exceeds $80,000 and included:
The investigation began in early March after ALERT received information concerning suspected drug trafficking activity.
Norman Sunaryo, 25, of Calgary was arrested and charged with a total of 15 offences:
The AK-47 will be submitted for forensic analysis and ballistics to determine if it was used in any crimes. ALERT will work with the RCMP’s National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) in an attempt to determine the firearm’s origins.