Drug traffickers arrested in Calgary

Calgary… Four suspected drug traffickers have been arrested in Calgary after two homes were searched and cocaine was seized.


ALERT Calgary’s organized crime team arrested the suspects and searched the homes on September 22, 2022.The arrests came following an investigation into suspected drug trafficking that had taken place at the Calgary Stampede back in July. ALERT alleges the suspects sold cocaine at the festival.


ALERT seized 338 grams of cocaine, worth an estimated $33,000, and $14,000 cash.


“Thanks to information provided and developed criminal intelligence, ALERT was able to identify and implicate several suspects involved in drug trafficking at the Stampede. ALERT was happy to work hand-in-hand with our partners at the Calgary Police Service to target those that jeopardize this safe, family-friendly event,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff Ringelberg, ALERT Calgary.


Four suspects were arrested and charged with drug-related offences:

  • Geoffrey Scott, 50-year-old from Okotoks,
  • Wade Lieu, 38-year-old from Calgary;
  • Mark Hua, 32-year-old from Calgary; and
  • Huy Nhan, 42-year-old from Calgary.


The search warrants took place at homes in the Auburn Bay and Eau Claire neighbourhoods with the Calgary Police Service providing assistance. Two vehicles were also searched.


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.