Calgary police have made the largest drug seizure of methamphetamine in the city after a lengthy investigation.
It started in July, when police were given a tip that there may be drug trafficking posing a safety threat to the general public.
On September 11th, officers arrested two men in a northeast parking lot. Police searched two related vehicles and found over 10 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 260 grams of crack cocaine and almost $9,500 in cash. In the second vehicle, investigators located additional quantities of methamphetamine, powder cocaine and crack cocaine, a loaded .22 calibre handgun, a GPS tracking device, police-type radios, gloves and balaclavas, an axe, baton, hammer, pry bar and two bats.
In total police seized $1,056,000 methamphetamine and over $126,000 of cocaine as well as $1,500 worth of crack cocaine.
This is believed to be the largest seizure of methamphetamine in Calgary to date.
Sgt. Jason Walker with the CPS Guns and Gangs Unit says the investigation is ongoing and officers are unsure whether the drugs were intended for a Calgary market or destined for elsewhere.
Jason Quinn Antonio, 38, and Jose Rodolfo Cruz Rivera,59, are both facing drug related charges. Further drug and weapons charges are pending.