Loaded handgun, $100K in cash and drugs seized during Calgary bust: CPS

Sep 17 2019, 9:27 am

The Calgary Police Service may have hit the jackpot following what they’re calling a “high-risk” traffic stop last Thursday.

According to a release from the service, the stop was the result of a month-long investigation into a suspect they believed to be linked to recent violence and shootings within Calgary.

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A Nissan Xterra was pulled over on Thursday, September 12, as police say they believed that the driver was in possession of a firearm.

The man, 28-year-old Abdu-Rahman Hasan, was taken into custody without incident, and police went on to execute search warrants for the vehicle and a residence on the 1600 block of 39th Street SW.

Upon investigation, officers say they discovered around $100,000 worth of drugs and cash, as well as a loaded handgun.

Here’s a full list of the seized items:

  • A loaded 9 mm handgun with a defaced serial number
  • 482.2 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $48,220
  • 39.8 grams of crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3,980
  • 6.7 grams of Oxycontin, with an estimated street value of $520
  • $49,650.20 in Canadian currency
  • $250 in U.S. currency

“We remain committed to ensuring that Calgarians feel safe in our city,” said Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit in the release.

“We are continuing to target individuals linked to organized drug trafficking and recent violence in our city and are encouraging anyone with information about drugs or firearms to report it to us.”

Hasan now faces a laundry list of charges, including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, possession of a firearm obtained by crime, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been defaced, and possession of proceeds of crime.

Calgarians can provide tips to CPS by calling their non-emergency number of 403-266-1234, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting their website.