Eight South Asians from the Calgary area and the Lower Mainland have been arrested and face over 100 charges in a big organized crime bust announced by police.
Parvinder Singh Bagri, 24, of Rocky View and Lower Mainland residents Kalwarn Singh Dhillon, 23, Apraj Singh Bassi, 22, and Keerit Singh Brar, 20, face multiple drug trafficking, firearm, criminal organization and proceeds of crime charges.
Rajvinder Bagri, 22, Gurdawar Bagri, 50, Jatinder Bagri, 52, all of Rocky View, and Kanwal Gill, 36, of Chestermere face charges of laundering the proceeds of crime.
The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team said it has seized drugs, guns and cash from a suspected cocaine and marijuana trafficking operation between both provinces. They’ve also used proceeds of crime legislation to seize a $1.5 million home in Rocky View, cash, jewelry and seven vehicles.
It’s alleged the group was bringing drugs from B.C. for sale in Alberta for several years.