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Harmandeep Tiwana among 3 charged in Alberta’s largest drug bust

Harmandeep Tiwana among 3 charged in Alberta’s largest drug bust

CANADA: Police have charged three people, including Harmnadeep Tiwana, in what is believed to be Alberta’s largest seizure of GHB, also known as the “date-rape drug.”

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) organized crime unit in Calgary seized an estimated $3 million worth of drugs and cash from two homes.

On April 27, ALERT Calgary’s organized crime and gang team concluded a short-term investigation with a record drug haul. ALERT seized enough methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and GHB to equal an estimated 100,000 doses.

The GHB seizure of 113.5 litres is believed to be the largest seizure of its kind in Alberta.

Meanwhile, the amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl pills seized ranks amongst ALERT Calgary’s biggest busts.

“The totality of what was seized is staggering, and represents a high degree of community harm,” said ALERT CEO Supt. Dwayne Lakusta.

“Behind so many doses are crimes committed to feed that addiction; be it property crimes, thefts, frauds, and robberies, and all feeding into social disorder.”

According to ALERT, the amount of drugs seized is equal to some 100,000 doses, including:

  • 5 litres of GHB
  • 3 kilograms of meth
  • 18,000 fentanyl pills
  • 5 kilograms of fentanyl
  • 1 kilograms of cocaine

The search of the homes came after a month-long investigation and also led to the discovery of $386,220 in cash, ALERT said.

Three people are facing 14 drug-related charges::

  • Ashley Stanway, 30, from Calgary
  • Rayann Blackmore, 22, from Calgary
  • Harmandeep Tiwana, 28, from Calgary.
Ashley Stanway, Rayann Blackmore and Harmandeep Tiwana
Ashley Stanway, Rayann Blackmore and Harmandeep Tiwana

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