Nearly 150 pounds of cocaine seized in record-breaking drug bust

Oct 11 2018, 2:58 pm

Drugs weighing the equivalent of a large man were taken off of Calgary’s streets earlier this month in a record-breaking bust three months in the making.

The drugs, approximately 66 kilograms or 145 pounds of cocaine and 30 kilograms or 66 pounds of methamphetamine were being transported in a Dodge Caravan when it was pulled over by the Calgary Police Service on October 4, according to a CPS release.

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$41,000 in cash was also seized at the time of the bust, which was the result of three months of investigation by the Calgary Police Service Criminal Network Section.

The release states that “this is one of the largest drug seizures in CPS history and a substantial drug seizure in the province of Alberta,” and that the total value of the drugs and cash seized is roughly $8 million.

Two young people, 23-year-old Navjot Singh and 20-year-old Gurjeet Ghotra, were arrested following the bust and charged with two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information on drugs being trafficked is asked to contact the CPS non-emergency line of 403-266-1234, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, or online through their website.

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