Sunday, December 31, 2023

Drugs seized after Calgary shooting

CTV is reporting that "Calgary police say a shooting in the community of Woodlands last month led to the seizure of almost $300,000 in illegal drugs and a handful of guns. The shooting happened in 0 to 100 block of Woodview Terrace S.W. at 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 18, leaving one man injured. Paramedics took the victim to hospital in life-threatening condition. Officers searched the hometo make sure there were no other victims, and said during that time they saw several guns and a loaded magazine." The following day, police executed a search warrant, seizing five guns, two full sets of body armour, a half-set of body armour, ammunition and the following drugs:

"Six kilograms of fentany, 1.2 kilograms of methamphetamine, 837 grams of cocaine and 1,607 pills of Xanax as well as seven kilograms of an unknown substance. Omar El Gad, 27, is facing 27 weapons and drug-related charges. In a Monday news release, the Calgary Police Service said addressing gun violence continues to be a priority."

You address gun violence and violent crime by addressing drug trafficking.

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