Another Calgary resident charged in ongoing drug trafficking investigation

Another Calgary resident charged in ongoing drug trafficking investigation

April 2, 2013

 

Calgary…A second man faces 16 charges in an ongoing drug trafficking investigation that began with the seizure of 12 kilograms of cocaine and over $300,000 cash from a Calgary residence in early March.

The Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Calgary) is an integrated team made up of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and RCMP members. With help from CPS, the team executed search warrants in late March on a southeast Calgary residence located on the second block of 12th Avenue. Police seized small quantities of MDMA, cocaine and marihuana, along with approximately $6,000 cash.

Hok-Man (Herman) MA, a 31-year-old Calgary resident, is charged with eight counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime. The accused has been released from custody on bail and must meet multiple conditions. His next court appearance is on April 30 in Calgary.

The first arrest in this investigation took place in early March when CFSEU-Calgary executed a search warrant at an apartment on Varsity Drive Northwest where they found the cocaine and cash. Police charged the first man, also a 31-year-old Calgary resident, with two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information can be released at this time. To report suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

CFSEU-Calgary is an ALERT team established and funded 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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Link to previous news release

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Insp. Gerry Francois
CFSEU-Calgary
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-428-4701

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

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.