Former Edmonton soccer coach convicted of sex offences

A former Edmonton youth soccer coach was convicted of several sex offences on Tuesday. Wesley Darrell Vander Leeuw was convicted of two counts of arranging to commit a sexual offence against a child and two counts of making and distributing…

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…

$560,000 worth of drugs and cash seized from 2 Edmonton homes: ALERT

Two people are facing charges after drugs, guns and cash were seized from two Edmonton homes last month. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams said the Edmonton organized crime and gang team started the drug-trafficking investigation in May and searched…

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…

‘This one’s pretty significant’: More than $1M worth of cocaine seized

July 18 2019 1:03pm Insp. Marc Cochlin with ALERT explains the significance of a $1-million cocaine bust in Edmonton. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({…

More than $1M worth of cocaine seized from 2 Edmonton homes: ALERT

A 26-year-old Edmonton man has been charged after more than 11 kilograms of cocaine was seized early last month. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams said Thursday 11.37 kilograms of cocaine, 902 grams of ketamine and $15,465 cash were seized…