Fort McMurray… One suspected drug dealer has been arrested but ALERT is looking for an additional suspect following a drug raid that took place in Fort McMurray.
Mohamed Mehdi Assiani, 34, is wanted by police for his suspected role in a Fort McMurray drug trafficking operation. He is wanted on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, impersonation with intent, utter a forged document, and obstruction.
Assiani is known to use the alias “Alexandre Kouvrigin” and investigators believe he may be in the Edmonton area. He is not considered a risk to the public, but should not be approached. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Fort McMurray gang tipline at 780-788-GANG(4264) or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS(8477).
ALERT alleges that Assiani and co-accused Jordan Molina-Samuels, 27, were trafficking cocaine out of an apartment in the Gregoire neighbourhood. ALERT’s organized crime team, with the help of RCMP Wood Buffalo, searched the apartment on October 5, 2017 and seized more than 250 grams of cocaine, $7,500 cash proceeds of crime, and various drug trafficking paraphernalia. Two vehicles were also seized.
Molina-Samuels was arrested while leaving the residence. He has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.
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 Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.
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