Edmonton pediatrician Ghassan Al-Naami charged with child porn offences

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has arrested and charged an Edmonton pediatrician with child pornography offences. Ghassan Al-Naami, 47, was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 11 with the assistance of Leduc and Edmonton International Airport RCMP. Al-Naami…

$118K worth of drugs seized from southern Alberta home, vehicle: ALERT

One person is facing a number of charges after fentanyl pills and powder, among other items, were seized from two locations in southern Alberta, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams announced on Tuesday. On Aug. 8, officers conducted a vehicle…

Child porn case stayed by Alberta judge after police mistakenly name youth charged

An Alberta judge has stayed charges in a child pornography case because police mistakenly released the name of a teen suspect. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams, or ALERT, published a news release last November announcing 13 arrests for child…

Meth, carfentanil and fentanyl seized in Lethbridge drug bust

Drugs, handguns and stolen property were all seized by officers after members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams searched a home in Lethbridge, the agency said Wednesday. The search concluded what ALERT called a “short-term drug investigation” and took…

1 arrested after large quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl seized in Medicine Hat

One person has been arrested and more than $42,000 in cash and drugs were seized after a four-month investigation into drug trafficking in Medicine Hat, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) said Wednesday. ALERT investigators and Medicine Hat police executed…

ALERT seizes $130K worth of drugs, cash, guns during Red Deer raids

Four suspected drug traffickers were arrested and more than $130,000 worth of drugs and cash seized during raids on several different properties in central Alberta this past month. The bulk of the seizures occurred on Friday, June 21, when ALERT’s…

Alberta drug trafficking network dismantled by police: ALERT

Police said over $64,000 in illegal drugs and cash were seized in a three-month investigation that led to the dismantling of a drug trafficking network operating out of southeast Alberta. The investigation wrapped up in mid-June with the arrest of…

Over $2M in drugs, cash seized after drug ‘pipeline’ disrupted: ALERT

An investigation into the drug trade in Alberta and British Columbia has resulted in more than $2 million in drugs and cash being seized and 12 suspects being arrested, police said on Wednesday. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams‘ Project…

Parents charged with child endangerment after ALERT drug bust in west Edmonton

An Edmonton couple is facing child endangerment charges, among others, after police said there were children in the home with firearms present and while the parents were trafficking drugs. On May 23, members from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams…

Alberta man accused of selling guns to criminal market: ALERT

Police have laid charges against a 23-year-old Alberta man after he allegedly sold guns in the criminal market. Aaron Hanlen-Knight from Athabasca was arrested by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) on May 9 after an investigation by ALERT…