January 26, 2016 3:14 pm
Updated: January 26, 2016 3:16 pm

$18K in fentanyl pills among items seized from Calgary home

File: Fentanyl pills seized by RCMP.

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CALGARY – Police have seized hundreds of fentanyl pills, body armour and cash in an operation targeting drug traffickers in the city’s northeast.

The operation was carried out last week, leading to the arrest of a man alleged to be involved in a “significant” dial-a-dope operation.

When officers searched the suspect’s vehicle they say they found more than 600 fentanyl pills worth an estimated $18,000, methadone and some cash.

Investigators also seized a number of items from the suspect’s home, located in the 100 block of Taradale Close N.E.

Among the items police said they seized were:

  • Nearly $23,000 cash
  • 23 OxyContin pills worth $1,840
  • Cocaine, methadone and marijuana
  • Two sets of body armour
  • Bear spray
  • Ammunition

Ismail Abdulbaki, 34, is charged with several drug-related offences, as well as charges under the provincial Body Armour Control Act.

Police said drug activity is believed to be at the core of “much of the violence” seen in Calgary in the last year.

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