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Cocaine bust largest ever in Alberta history, police say

Last Updated: Monday, June 8, 2009 12:57 PM MT

CBC News

Calgary police say they have netted the largest total cocaine seizure in Alberta's history.

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Police announced Monday that they arrested 14 people and seized 80 kilograms of cocaine over the course of a year-long investigation into drug trafficking by an organized crime group.

They also seized four handguns, a rifle and $330,000 in cash. The cocaine would be worth $8 million on the streets, police said.

Police nicknamed the investigation "Operation High Noon" and focused their efforts on a crime network that allegedly transported large volumes of cocaine from British Columbia to Alberta.

The investigation began in January of 2008 when police twice seized cocaine from a home on Hawthorne Drive in northwest Calgary. Two men, one from Calgary and the other from Vi


Added: Jun-8-2009 Occurred On: Jun-8-2009
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