Edmonton pediatrician Ghassan Al-Naami charged with child porn offences

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has arrested and charged an Edmonton pediatrician with child pornography offences. Ghassan Al-Naami, 47, was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 11 with the assistance of Leduc and Edmonton International Airport RCMP. Al-Naami…

ALERT seizes $130K worth of drugs, cash, guns during Red Deer raids

Four suspected drug traffickers were arrested and more than $130,000 worth of drugs and cash seized during raids on several different properties in central Alberta this past month. The bulk of the seizures occurred on Friday, June 21, when ALERT’s…

Alberta drug trafficking network dismantled by police: ALERT

Police said over $64,000 in illegal drugs and cash were seized in a three-month investigation that led to the dismantling of a drug trafficking network operating out of southeast Alberta. The investigation wrapped up in mid-June with the arrest of…

Over $2M in drugs, cash seized after drug ‘pipeline’ disrupted: ALERT

An investigation into the drug trade in Alberta and British Columbia has resulted in more than $2 million in drugs and cash being seized and 12 suspects being arrested, police said on Wednesday. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams‘ Project…

Parents charged with child endangerment after ALERT drug bust in west Edmonton

An Edmonton couple is facing child endangerment charges, among others, after police said there were children in the home with firearms present and while the parents were trafficking drugs. On May 23, members from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams…

Alberta man accused of selling guns to criminal market: ALERT

Police have laid charges against a 23-year-old Alberta man after he allegedly sold guns in the criminal market. Aaron Hanlen-Knight from Athabasca was arrested by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) on May 9 after an investigation by ALERT…

Weapons seized during suspected deal between firearms trafficker and drug dealer in northern Alberta

Three people are facing charges after police in Grande Prairie, Alta., intercepted an alleged deal between a suspected drug dealer and firearms trafficker earlier this month. On May 13, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams‘ Guns and Gangs…

$70K of drugs and cash seized, child endangerment charges laid in Fort McMurray drug busts

Three people have been arrested and over $70,000 worth of drugs and cash have been seized in a drug investigation involving the endangerment of a child, police said Friday. On April 17, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams…

$20K in drugs, including carfentanil, seized in southern Alberta: ALERT

Police in southern Alberta say they have arrested two people and seized some $20,000 worth of illegal drugs, including deadly carfentanil, in a four-month-long investigation. The drugs, which were seized during the search of two homes in Lethbridge, had an…