Two Men Arrested in Fort McMurray Drug Bust

Fort McMurray…Two men have been arrested in an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) drug trafficking investigation in Fort McMurray. More than $22,000 worth of cash and drugs was recovered.


ALERT’s Wood Buffalo Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), with the assistance of Wood Buffalo RCMP members, executed a search warrant at a Fort McMurray apartment on February 26th. Inside the suite police seized more than $12,000 worth of cocaine, more than $10,000 in cash, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a replica handgun.


Ahmed Abduraham Abdualwasi, 23, and Ephraim Paulos Woldehawriat, 25, face multiple drug-related charges, including:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime;
  • Possession of a controlled substance;
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon;
  • Possession contrary to order.

Woldehawriat was also charged with resisting arrest.

CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is an ALERT team established and funded by the Alberta Government to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work for ALERT.