Edmonton man charged with allegedly sexually exploiting girl from Texas

A 35-year-old Edmonton man was arrested and faces several exploitation charges after allegedly sending child pornography to a girl in the United States and coaxing her to share naked photo of herself in return. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit…

Edmonton police officer Dwayne Lakusta named new CEO of ALERT

An Edmonton police officer with more than two decades of experience is the new CEO of Alberta’s organized and serious crime unit. EPS Acting Supt. Dwayne Lakusta took over the top job at Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) two…

B.C. residents arrested after cocaine seized in Edmonton drug investigation

Three British Columbia residents are facing numerous drug trafficking-related charges after an Edmonton investigation yielded cocaine, cash and cars. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams‘ investigation began in July after drug-trafficking concerns were brought up with police. READ MORE: $118K…

Former Edmonton soccer coach convicted of sex offences

A former Edmonton youth soccer coach was convicted of several sex offences on Tuesday. Wesley Darrell Vander Leeuw was convicted of two counts of arranging to commit a sexual offence against a child and two counts of making and distributing…

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…

$560,000 worth of drugs and cash seized from 2 Edmonton homes: ALERT

Two people are facing charges after drugs, guns and cash were seized from two Edmonton homes last month. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams said the Edmonton organized crime and gang team started the drug-trafficking investigation in May and searched…

‘This one’s pretty significant’: More than $1M worth of cocaine seized

July 18 2019 1:03pm Insp. Marc Cochlin with ALERT explains the significance of a $1-million cocaine bust in Edmonton. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({…

More than $1M worth of cocaine seized from 2 Edmonton homes: ALERT

A 26-year-old Edmonton man has been charged after more than 11 kilograms of cocaine was seized early last month. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams said Thursday 11.37 kilograms of cocaine, 902 grams of ketamine and $15,465 cash were seized…