Brooks, Alberta – Seven suspected drug dealers have been arrested and warrants have been issued for three others as ALERT shutdown a drug trafficking network operating in Brooks, Alta.
ALERT’s Medicine Hat organized crime team conducted the investigation in response to community concerns related to cocaine trafficking. ALERT worked hand-in-hand with RCMP Brooks and Medicine Hat Police Service on the three-month investigation.
ALERT alleges that the group was operating as a dial-a-dope network with Mohamed Abdi Yusuf, 40, as the suspected ringleader. The group played a significant role in cocaine trafficking within Brooks and the project implicated the suppliers and street-level dealers. A total of 10 men are facing 20 drug-related charges.
“This dial-a-dope group presented a challenge for uniformed members to investigate. However, by virtue of the partnership with ALERT and their specialized skill sets and resources, we were able to deliver a coordinated response and provide a safer community,” said Sgt. Raimo Loo, RCMP Brooks.
The arrests took place between October 28-31, 2016. Each of the suspects has been charged with at least one offence of drug trafficking:
Mohamed Abdi Yusuf, 40, of Brooks;
Seku Boikay, 23, of Brooks;
Jaamac Jaamac Cali, 26, of Brooks;
Mohamed Abdusab Ahmed, 41, of Brooks;
Nybol Chul Ruach, 35, of Brooks;
Adrianne Morin, 30, of Brooks;
Kaeden Parr, 21, of Brooks.
Meanwhile, arrest warrants have been issued for the following suspects:
Abdifatah Ahmed, 28, of Brooks;
Mamady Cissoko, 21, of Brooks;
Ahmed Maalin, 20, of Brooks.
A search warrant was also executed on October 28 at a Yusuf’s home in Brooks. Fourteen grams of cocaine and various drug trafficking paraphernalia was seized.
Dial-a-dope drug dealers are typically the first step into criminal gangs and/or networks. Criminal networks use dial-a-dope dealers to insulate themselves from the risks associated to the drug trade, which includes arrests, drug rips, debts, and related violence.
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. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.