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ALERT targets street-level drug trafficking in Lethbridge throughout December

ALERT targets street-level drug trafficking in Lethbridge throughout December

ALERT targets street-level drug trafficking in Lethbridge throughout December

December 27, 2012

 

Lethbridge…Six people face more than 30 charges after ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Lethbridge) wrapped up three separate investigations targeting street-level drug trafficking in the Lethbridge area throughout December. The Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) provided assistance on these investigations.

 

An integrated team of LRPS members and RCMP, CFSEU-Lethbridge arrested two men at a store in the 100 block of Columbia Boulevard in mid-December. There, both men were found in possession of a large amount of cash. Further investigation led to the arrest of a third man in the 2100 block of 5th Avenue North and to the execution of search warrants on Mic Mac Boulevard and in the 3200 block of 23rd Avenue South. The team found drug trafficking paraphernalia, including packaging and scales, and over $8,000 cash.

Four men are charged:

  • Edgar SEGASAYO, a 24-year-old Lethbridge resident, is charged with six counts of trafficking a controlled substance, and one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
  • Walid NOUR, a 30-year-old Lethbridge resident, is charged with trafficking a controlled substance and breach of a conditional sentence order.
  • Ibssa ALI, a 27-year-old Lethbridge resident, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of proceeds of crime.
  • Farid MOHAMMED, a 31-year-old Edmonton resident, is charged with proceeds of crime and breach of recognizance.

Then on December 20, CFSEU-Lethbridge arrested two men in a vehicle on the 600 block of 10 Street North and seized nearly 40 grams of cocaine and a small amount of cash. While one man was released without charges, a 22-year-old Toronto resident faces 20 charges.

Jibril Hosh JIBRIL is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and proceeds of crime, and 15 breaches of recognizance. The breaches are related to outstanding conditions on matters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Surrey, British Columbia.

Then on December 21, CFSEU-Lethbridge continued its crackdown on drug trafficking with assistance from the LRPS Patrol Operations Division. As a result, a 30-year-old Edmonton resident was arrested and charged. Fuad Aden HURRE is charged with two counts each of drug trafficking and breach of recognizance, and one count proceeds of crime.

ALERT was established by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Staff Sergeant Wes Houston
CFSEU-Lethbridge
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-330-5061

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3028

Protecting Kids Online | Internet Child Exploitation

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FILE INTAKES

680

872

1,149

1,114

3,815

2,994

2,764

SUSPECTS CHARGED

22

16

34

37

109

81

125

CHARGES LAID

87

45

123

160

415

351

413

CHILDREN RESCUED

26

78

56

43

203

46

100

EXHIBITS SEIZED

335

368

545

476

1,724

1,243

1,845

TOTAL PHOTOS/VIDEOS

262,400

511,133

1,374,310

606,254

2,754,097

2,551,921

13,260,819

Stopping Human Trafficking | HUMAN TRAFFICKING & COUNTER EXPLOITATION

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

13

10

7

4

34

30

76

CHARGES LAID

79

46

87

19

231

96

157

VICTIM INTERVENTIONS

30

29

17

37

113

28

22

Intelligence & Expertise | CISA / Training

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

409

296

327

442

1,474

1,560

1,318

TRAINING COURSES

5

3

8

11

27

36

25

CANDIDATES TRAINED

321

56

135

350

862

933

638

Disrupt & Dismantle Organized Crime | Combined Special Forces Enforcement

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

40

27

42

32

141

197

168

CHARGES LAID

176

156

237

231

800

1,088

820

FIREARMS SEIZED

105

53

26

48

232

102

126

EST. VALUE OF DRUGS SEIZED

$906,814

$553,851

$2,725,161

$1,148,337

$5,334,163

$10,898,269

$334,093,020

PROCEEDS OF CRIME SEIZED

$218,133

$52,970

$130,996

$230,195

$632,294

$1,432,847

$21,740,617

ANNUAL Regional ResultS

ARRESTS

CHARGES

FIREARMS

DRUGS

PROCEEDS

CALGARY

24

110

14

$937,422

$65,881

EDMONTON

17

131

45

$592,839

$272,446

FORT MCMURRAY

8

78

4

$352,942

$144,301

GRANDE PRAIRIE

7

17

13

$192,145

$31,855

LETHBRIDGE

7

29

44

$349,773

$51,245

LLOYDMINSTER

24

93

41

$164,134

$12,504

MEDICINE HAT

37

179

13

$293,108

$7,861

RED DEER

17

163

58

$2,451,800

$46,201

TOTALS

141

800

232

$5,334,163

$632,294

Organized Property Crimes | Auto Crimes

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

1

1

2

1

10

CHARGES LAID

11

47

STOLEN VEHICLES

23

15

1

6

45

245

118

RECOVERED ASSETS

$1,432,000

$941,025

$108,000

$260,000

$2,741025

$8,420,500

$3,919,500

Firearms investigations | Firearms lab & Gang suPpression teams

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FIREARMS EXAMINATIONS

349

351

243

235

1,178

EXHIBIT EXAMINATIONS

1,316

1,409

891

1,099

4,715

SERIAL NUMBER RESTORATIONS

31

34

19

24

108

IBIS SUBMISSIONS

343

421

1,334

304

2,402

GUN SEIZURES

1

14

15

SUSPECTS CHARGED

4

22

26

CHARGES LAID

41

144

185

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