More than $4.5M in drugs seized at locations across Calgary, police say

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Calgary ALERT's organized crime team says it recently seized more than $4.5 million in drugs and nearly $1 million in cash during a series of search warrants executed in the city. (Submitted by ALERT - image credit)
Calgary ALERT's organized crime team says it recently seized more than $4.5 million in drugs and nearly $1 million in cash during a series of search warrants executed in the city. (Submitted by ALERT - image credit)

Calgary investigators report seizing more than $4.5 million in drugs — and nearly $1 million in cash — after executing a series of search warrants across the city in recent weeks.

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) said Tuesday that the searches were conducted between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2, involving 15 locations throughout Calgary.

Charges have not yet been laid in relation to the finds.

Investigators detailed a long list of what was seized in the operation:

  • 41 kilograms of cocaine.

  • 20.7 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent.

  • 45.7 kilograms of unknown powders.

  • 1.1 kilograms of ketamine.

  • 1.0 kilograms of methamphetamine.

  • 3.4 litres of GHB.

  • 876 grams of fentanyl.

  • 3,489 suspected fentanyl pills.

  • 289 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

  • 4.2 kilograms of cannabis.

  • $950,000 in cash.

ALERT also reported finding a stolen handgun and ammunition and encrypted cellphones. In a news release, it said ballistics tests would be run on the weapon, while technicians would work on extracting evidence from the phones.