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Meth, Fentanyl and Cocaine Seized in Calgary

Calgary… Methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine worth an estimated $300,000 were seized following an ALERT Calgary investigation.

Three suspected Calgary drug dealers were arrested and a home in the Riverbend neighbourhood was searched on November 13, 2019. ALERT’s Calgary [alert-tooltip title=”ALERT has organized crime teams based in seven cities across Alberta. Click for more info.”]organized crime team[/alert-tooltip] conducted the investigation with help from Calgary Police Service and Medicine Hat Police Service.

“ALERT will continue to work in tandem with our policing partners to tackle organized crime, and their complacency in harming our communities with opioids and meth,” said Sgt. Matthew Pumphrey, ALERT Calgary.

The value of the drugs seized is estimated at $300,000 and included:

  • 1.3 kilograms of [alert-tooltip title=”Methamphetamine (or meth) is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It is often seen in the form of a white powder with a bitter taste or a pill. Click for more info.”]methamphetamine[/alert-tooltip];
  • 1.2 kilograms of [alert-tooltip title=”Cocaine is a powerful, addictive drug derived from the leaves of coca plants, which are native to parts of South America. Click for more info.”]cocaine[/alert-tooltip];
  • 255 grams of [alert-tooltip title=”Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug that is much more powerful than many others in the opioid family, including heroin, morphine and codeine. Click for more info.”]fentanyl[/alert-tooltip];
  • 28 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent; and
  • $42,887 cash.

A loaded, sawed-off [alert-tooltip title=”More and more, ALERT investigators are finding firearms when they investigate organized crime groups who are involved in drug trafficking. Click to find out more.”]shotgun[/alert-tooltip] with its serial number defaced was also seized. ALERT will submit the firearm for forensic testing to determine if it was used in any other crimes.

Three people were arrested and together face 38 offences related to firearms and drugs:

  • Leslie Ma, a 27-year-old man;
  • Vincent Ma, a 36-year-old man; and
  • Anny Vo, a 26-year-old woman.

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-tooltip title=”More than 300 municipal police and RCMP officers work together in teams at ALERT to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence. Click for more info.”]ALERT[/alert-tooltip] 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.

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