Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

$2M ‘drug pipeline’ cut off between Alberta and BC

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) have dismantled a million dollar drug pipeline between B.C. and Alberta.

On Wednesday, officials announced that $2 million in drugs and cash have been seized and a dozen people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by ALERT.

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

The two-year investigation dubbed “Project Elder” discovered an operation where drugs were shipped to Edmonton and Calgary from B.C. within hidden compartments in as many as five vehicles.

Those drugs were then distributed throughout the province.

Two homes, two businesses and multiple vehicles were searched. The drugs alone have an estimated street value of $1.5 million.

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

The items seized include:

  • 9.3 kilograms of cocaine;
  • 17.2 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent;
  • 6.0 kilograms of methamphetamine;
  • 684 grams of fentanyl powder;
  • $514,335 cash;
  • 5 vehicles with hidden compartments.
  • A handgun with suppressor and expanded magazine;

According to ALERT, Project Elder “relied heavily” on several police units, including the Edmonton Police Service, CFSEU-BC, North Vancouver RCMP, RCMP E Division, Innisfail RCMP, RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime and Alberta Sheriffs surveillance team.

A total of 59 charges have been laid against 12 people.



Send your news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to News@kelownanow.com
Connect with us.
Report a typo...send an email to news@kelownanow.com
 
comments

Comments




Sun
29℃


Mon
31℃


Tue
30℃


Wed
22℃


Thu
23℃


Fri
24℃

Top Stories

Our Latest Video

Upcoming Featured Events

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS

Quick Links