July 20, 2024
Calgary man alleged kingpin of international crime network after record drug bust
These fentanyl pills, stacks of cash and cocaine bricks were seized after a two-year investigation by Canadian and U.S. law enforcement agencies, police said.
These fentanyl pills, stacks of cash and cocaine bricks were seized after a two-year investigation by Canadian and U.S. law enforcement agencies, police said.

Alberta police and U.S. officials have seized millions of dollars worth of drugs, cash and guns and charged a Calgary man alleged to be at the centre of a massive drug network.

More than $15 million worth of drugs, roughly $4.5 million in cash and assets and 13 firearms were seized through Project Coyote, a two-year investigation led by Calgary officers, said Dwayne Lakusta, head of Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).

Lakusta said at a news conference Thursday the bust includes what is believed to be the largest fentanyl seizure in Canada.

ALERT alleges that the man at the centre of this drug scheme is Warren Lowe, 53, of Calgary.

In February 2018, ALERT received a tip that allowed them to find and seize 250,000 fentanyl pills from a downtown Calgary apartment. No one was home and no arrests were made.

Officials later identified a major cocaine distribution line and importation scheme that extended south of the border, said ALERT Calgary Acting Insp. Shawn Wallace.

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