Sawed-off shotgun, $20K in cocaine seized in Calgary police raids

Raids executed on two Calgary homes last month turned up $20,000 worth of cocaine, a crack cocaine lab and several firearms, police say.

Three men were arrested after the homes in Harvest Hills and Lynwood were searched on April 12, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) said in a release.

The house in Lynwood also served as a cocaine conversion lab, where cocaine was being processed into crack cocaine, officials said.

Two loaded handguns and sawed-off shotgun were also seized.

"Removing three firearms from the criminal element is considerable for public safety," said ALERT Calgary Staff Sgt. Barry McCurdy in a release.

"The accused were involved in running a very active drug line and crack cocaine distribution."

Hieu Nguyen, 33, Danny Chui, 36 and Samoun Svay, 35, each face numerous charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime and firearms-related charges.

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