AK-47 assault rifle and $57K in drugs seized by Calgary police

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WATCH ABOVE: Calgary Police seized $57,000 worth of illegal narcotics and an AK-47 assault rifle from a home in Panorama Hills Wednesday and the man charged is facing 15 offences. Tracy Nagai reports – Mar 30, 2016

CALGARY – An AK-47 and $57,000 worth of illegal narcotics were seized by police during a drug investigation last week.

The fully automatic assault rifle, which is banned in Canada, was found by officers executing a search warrant on a Panorama Hills apartment. Police say they also found 48 rounds of ammunition and $57,000 worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin.

The seizure was made on March 22 during a joint investigation between Calgary police and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).

Officers executed a second search warrant at an apartment in Kensington on the same day.

Items seized at the locations included:

  • 229 g of cocaine
  • 35 g of methamphetamine
  • 69 g of heroin
  • 1.4 kg of benzocaine cutting agent
  • $23,450 cash

Officers say they also found packaging materials, digital scales, score sheets and other drug trafficking paraphernalia. The total value of drugs and cash seized was over $80,000.

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One person was arrested.

Police charged Norman Sunaryo, 25, with 15 offences including possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Investigators said the AK-47 will be submitted for forensic analysis and ballistics to determine if it was used in any crimes.

If you suspect drug or gang activity in your community you’re asked to call police or contact Crime Stoppers.