Tip helps cops in coke bust

CALGARY (Sun Media) – Acting on a rare tip possibly supplied by a criminal rival, city police say they seized a haul of cocaine worth up to $800,000 destined for Calgary streets.

The anonymous tip led police to a car they stopped May 9 in the 300 block of Country Hills Blvd. N.W.

In the trunk, they found 8 kg of cocaine that, if sold by the gram, would be worth $800,000, said the Acting Staff Sergeant.

“The tip could have come from someone with a conscience who’s bothered with the violence created by drug trafficking, or it could have been a competitor,” said the sergeant.

A stun gun was also recovered in the bust, part of an ongoing effort by police to dismantle organized crime that’s led to nine charges laid against 13 gang members in the latest efforts.

Charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of proceeds of crime is the accused, 27 of Calgary.

Also seized in recent anti-gang activity was stolen property, other drugs and $19,530 in cash.