Edmonton police seize estimated $1.6-million in cocaine, MDMA, meth

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Two men are facing charges after Edmonton police seized a combined 49 kilograms of illicit drugs — including cocaine, MDMA and methamphetamine — worth an estimated $1.6-million last month.

In a Wednesday news release, city police said southwest patrol officers were conducting a traffic stop on a Hyundai Santa Fe at around 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 24 in the area of 109 Street and 88 Avenue. During the stop, officers seized seven kilograms of cocaine and $45,000 in cash. Two men were arrested by police.

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The traffic stop led to a search warrant being conducted on a home in the area of 121 Street and Jasper Avenue where police said officers seized an additional 23 kilograms of MDMA and 165 grams of methamphetamine. A subsequent search of the Sante Fe led to officers finding 19 kilograms of cocaine stowed away in a hidden compartment.

The combined total of seized drugs tipped in at more than 49 kilograms worth an estimated $1.6-million, police said.

“This was an example of some great proactive work done by our patrol officers,” said EPS Staff Sgt. Jereme Anderson, in a news release. “We are thankful that we were able to intercept this large amount of illicit drugs before they hit the streets of Edmonton.”

Two men are facing charges after Edmonton police seized an estimated $1.6 million worth of illicit drugs, including a combined 49 kilograms of MDMA, cocaine and meth. Photo by Supplied Photo /EPS

Dulaj Spencer Jansz, 31, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, two counts of possession of identity documents and possession of a weapon.

Stephen Robert Poole, 39, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000 and possession of a weapon.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 10, 2024.

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