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Large Amount of Cash Seized in Calgary Fentanyl Bust

Calgary… More than $117,000 in cash proceeds of crime was seized from a suspected Calgary fentanyl trafficker by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).

ALERT Calgary, an integrated team consisting of Calgary Police Service and RCMP members, made an arrest and seizure on March 31 to conclude a short-term fentanyl trafficking investigation.

Jamal Louisy, 28, was arrested with 500 fentanyl pills. A search of his downtown Calgary apartment led to the seizure of cocaine, evidence to suggest drug trafficking, and $117,000 cash. The fentanyl has an estimated street value of $40,000.

The cash has been submitted to the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office. Proceeds of crime seizures such as this help support victims of crime. ALERT has seized more than $2.5 million in proceeds of crime this past year.

Louisy has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2) and possession of proceeds of crime.

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. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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