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Four charged in Edmonton and Mississauga in inter-provincial drug bust

Four people have been charged by the Edmonton Police Service and police in Ontario after an investigation into an inter-provincial drug network.

On June 3, following a nearly four-month investigation, EPS and Peel Regional Police executed multiple search warrants in Edmonton and Mississauga.

While the warrants were being executed, police in both provinces found cash, drugs, and firearms.

⦁ Approximately $786,000 in cash
⦁ 2.6 kgs of soft cocaine (approximate street value $162,000)
⦁ 94 g of hard cocaine (approximate street value $5,200)
⦁ 226 g of carfentanyl (approximate street value $34,000)
⦁ 56 g of fentanyl (approximate street value $10,000)
⦁ 1.9 kgs of buffing agent (approximate street value $8,000)
⦁ 3 handguns
⦁ Multiple rounds of ammunition
⦁ A large variety of items consistent with the trafficking of drugs

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Drugs seized by Edmonton and Peel police in interprovincial drug bust. (Photo Credit: Edmonton Police Service)
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Guns seized by Edmonton and Peel police in interprovincial drug bust. (Photo Credit: Edmonton Police Service)

“Our investigation revealed that this network was trafficking significant quantities of drugs into our community each month, with large quantities of it being sold to dealers who are targeting Edmonton’s vulnerable population,” says Const. Devin Kokoski with EPS Special Project Team 1.

Kevin Nguyen, 25, and Tran (Larissa) Vu, 25, of Mississauga have been charged with possession of a firearm, possession of property obtained by a crime, and possession a firearm with an altered serial number.

Nguyen is also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Richard Tran, 24, and Daniel Estoque, 28, of Edmonton have been charged with the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000.

Tran was also charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded or restricted firearm and possession of a weapon obtained by a crime.



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