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Million-dollar drug seizure made in Edmonton

Edmonton… Fentanyl, cocaine, and cash worth over $1 million were seized in Edmonton drug bust. Homes in the neigbourhoods of Ermineskin and Terwillegar were searched and two firearms were also seized.

ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime team made the seizure on February 23, 2022 with the Edmonton Police Service lending assistance. The seizures were part of a drug trafficking investigation that began late last year.

ALERT seized the following items:

  • 2 firearms;
  • Body armour;
  • 3.5 kilograms of fentanyl;
  • 3.5 kilograms of cocaine;
  • Approximately 100 cartons of contraband cigarettes;
  • $47,845 cash.

“The drug trade is inherently violent. Firearms are used to instill fear, violence, and intimidation amongst rivals, but more often than not it is the community impacted.”

Acting Inspector Blayne Eliuk, ALERT Edmonton

A 43-year-old man was arrested and is expected to be charged at a later date. The investigation remains ongoing as investigators are preparing reports and disclosure for Crown Counsel.

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