ALERT wraps up cocaine trafficking investigation in Brooks, five charged

ALERT wraps up cocaine trafficking investigation in Brooks, five charged

May 31, 2013

 

Medicine Hat…ALERT‘s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an integrated team of Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and RCMP members, charged five people as a result of a short-term cocaine trafficking investigation.

On May 29, CFSEU-Medicine Hat, with assistance from the Brooks RCMP, executed a search warrant on an East Brooks residence where they seized 10 grams of crack cocaine and $8,130 cash.

As a result, one Brooks resident and four Calgary residents are charged:

  • Calgary resident Faisal Mohamed Abdow, age 28, is charged with four counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and two counts of possession of proceeds of crime;
  • Calgary resident Fiasal Kassim Kerow, age 30, is charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime;
  • Calgary resident Mohamed Abdi Samantar, 43, is charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime;
  • Calgary resident Mohammed Hassan Duale, 26, is charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime; and
  • Brooks resident Mohamed Bashir Omar, 51, is charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime.

All five accused are being held for a bail hearing at the RCMP detachment in Brooks.

CFSEU-Medicine Hat is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources and tools to combat organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Sgt. Cory Both
CFSEU-Medicine Hat
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-581-1060

Candace Cook
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3015

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.