ALERT Seizes Drugs, Firearms in Calgary Raid

Calgary, Alberta – More than half a million dollars’ worth of drugs and cash was seized as the result of a coordinated investigation involving ALERT organized crime teams in Calgary and Medicine Hat.

ALERT seized methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and other substances, alongside four firearms, after two Calgary homes were searched on January 23, 2020. One person was arrested, who ALERT alleges was involved in drug trafficking in the Calgary area.

“We believe this individual may have also been involved in supplying drugs to surrounding communities,” said Insp. Shawn Wallace, ALERT Calgary. “This is a great example of how our ALERT teams share intelligence and provide coverage across the entire province to stamp out complex organized crime threats.”

Calgary Police Service helped with the search warrant executions at residences in the neighbourhoods of Panorama Hills and Queensland.

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The drugs that were seized included:

2,340 grams of methamphetamine;

903 grams of fentanyl;

212 grams of cocaine;

912 grams of a cocaine buffing agent;

6,103 grams of cannabis;

304 cartons of contraband tobacco cigarettes; and

$90,425 cash.

Four firearms were also seized, including two shotguns and two pistols. The firearms will be subject to further forensic analysis.

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To Sang Wong, a 56-year-old man from Calgary, has been charged with a number of criminal offences, including:

drug trafficking (x4);

possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking (x3);

possession of illegal tobacco for sale;

fraud;

possession of proceeds of crime;

unsafe storage of a firearm;

unauthorized possession of a firearm; and

possession of a weapon obtained by crime.

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.

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