Calgary police seize weapons, cash after operation targeting people with ‘high-risk lifestyles’

. Courtesy: Calgary Police Service

Two Calgary men were charged with weapons offences after an operation targeting people with “high-risk lifestyles,” according to a police news release issued Tuesday.

On Nov. 23, police said they found a white 2018 Ford Fusion parked at a truck stop in the 4900 block of Barlow Trail S.E.

Two men wanted in relation to the operation — which started in September — were inside and so were three unknown people, police said.

Three people were taken into custody after a “brief struggle” with officers, and the other two ran away, according to police.

Police seized:

  • a restricted semi-automatic handgun
  • a prohibited high-capacity magazine
  • ammunition
  • $11,060 CAD

Latef Reakwon Tag El Din, 23, was charged with eight weapons offences, including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded restricted firearm and possession of a weapon contrary to a court order. He was also charged with eight outstanding criminal warrants, officers said. He is scheduled to be in court on Dec. 28.

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Ojullo Mark Ojullo, 25, was charged with three outstanding criminal warrants, police said. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

A 17-year-old boy who was taken into custody from the scene was released without charges, police said, adding that two other men remain outstanding.