Luxury Vehicle Seized from Suspected Fentanyl, Cocaine Dealer

Edmonton… Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) has seized fentanyl, cocaine, and a Porsche Panamera luxury vehicle from a suspected Edmonton drug trafficker.

ALERT Edmonton, with the assistance of the Edmonton Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, and members of RCMP St. Albert and Morinville, made the seizure on September 1. Search warrants were conducted at a downtown Edmonton condominium, a home in the Castle Downs neighbourhood, and two residences in Morinville.

Khalil Majed, 24, was arrested via a traffic stop shortly after a suspected drug deal was completed. He was driving his Porsche at the time of the arrest and the vehicle was seized as an offence related property. ALERT also seized $51,000 in cash proceeds of crime.

“Fentanyl is an extremely powerful and dangerous drug, and drug dealers are profiting at the expense of our communities,” said Insp. Bruce Edwards. “Organized crime groups continue to deal fentanyl in our communities despite knowing its dangerous potential.”

ALERT began the investigation in July 2015 after receiving information that Majed was trafficking drugs in the Edmonton area. The search warrants yielded evidence consistent with drug trafficking, including the seizure of 250 grams of cocaine, nearly 800 fentanyl pills, a prohibited collapsible baton, and body armour. The drugs have an estimated street value of $57,000.

Majed has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2);
  • Possession of a weapon;
  • Possession of proceeds of crime (x 3);
  • Possession of a controlled substance.

Rima Ghosn, 21, was also charged with drug-related offences.

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.