The money may have been fake, but the drugs, guns, and ammunition were as real as it gets.
A couple were busted by the Calgary Police Service last month, being arrested during a traffic stop in northeast Calgary on October 12, according to a release from the Calgary Police Service.
During the stop, police found 100 fentanyl pills, $58,000 in fake Canadian cash, a handgun, and more items relating to drug dealing.
Behrooz Rafizada, 27, and Jocelynn Saliba, 28, were arrested and a search was conducted on their residence.
Police then found over 1,000 fentanyl pills, multiple pill presses, a 12-gauge shotgun, nearly $430,000 in fake currency, large-scale printers for printing fake money, counterfeit Canadian currency reflective strips, and other drug related items.
The couple faces 59 charges in relation to drug trafficking, firearms, and production of a controlled substance.
The charges include those under the newly established Provincial Legislation for Pharmacy and Drugs Act, which makes it illegal to own, operate, or possess pill-making equipment without a license. The act states that a first time offender will receive a maximum fine up to $50,000.
“The CPS aims to address root causes of crime through crime reduction strategies and community partnerships to ensure Calgary remains a safe place to live,” the release read.