Modified submachine gun taken off Edmonton streets
Posted: May 6, 2022
Edmonton… A MAC-10 submachine gun was amongst three firearms seized by ALERT in a recent investigation. Two Edmonton men have been charged.
ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime team seized two of the firearms after a vehicle was seen leaving a north Edmonton address associated to drug trafficking activity. Another firearm was located in the trunk of a separate vehicle involved in the investigation.
The MAC-10 was equipped with a silencer and prohibited extra-capacity magazines were located in the same bag. Prohibited in Canada and the U.S., the MAC-10 has a fire rate of 1,200 rounds per minute.
“Under any circumstances this is a dangerous weapon to have circulating on city streets. ALERT’s investigators, in lockstep with our colleagues at the Edmonton Police Service, will remain relentless in our efforts to dismantle organized crime and reduce community harm.”Acting Inspector Blayne Eliuk, ALERT Edmonton
ALERT also seized a Mossberg 22-caliber rifle, and a Glock handgun that had a silencer attached. The firearms have been submitted for forensic analysis and ballistics testing and Edmonton Police Service’s Firearms Examination unit is involved.
Abdullah Fuad Kalouti, 25, was arrested and charged on April 28, 2022 and Zaher El-Mais, 29, was arrested and charged on April 14, 2022. Together, they were charged with a total of 18 firearms-related offences.
Last year, ALERT teams province-wide seized 98 firearms as the result of organized crime and drug trafficking investigations.
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.