Calgary man charged after significant cocaine seizure

February 29, 2012

Calgary man charged after significant cocaine seizure

Calgary….A Calgary resident was arrested and charged following a drug trafficking investigation that yielded nearly eight kilograms of cocaine, valued at over $400,000 if sold on the street.

ALERT’s Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Calgary), an integrated team made up of members of the Calgary Police Service and RCMP, executed two search warrants in Calgary. CFSEU-Calgary was assisted by the Calgary Police Service Gang Suppression Team, Tactical Unit and district patrol members. The first search warrant was executed on the 1700 block of 26th Avenue SW, while the second was carried out on the 100 block of Village Heights SW, Calgary.

Beyond the significant quantity of cocaine, the team also found six ceramic plate ballistic vests, drug paraphernalia and $81,000 cash.

The accused was allegedly supplying cocaine to street-level drug traffickers in British Columbia.

“This investigation stemmed from information we received through RCMP in British Columbia,” said Sgt. Damon Poole of CFSEU-Calgary. “The results show the value of working with policing partners beyond our provincial boundaries to disrupt drug activity and organized crime in Calgary and across Alberta.”

Alvin LIN, age 30, is charged with production of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime under $5,000 and proceeds of crime over $5,000.

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.


Media inquiries may be directed to:
Sgt. Damon Poole
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)

Jill Baird
Communications Consultant
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)