Police have seized guns and drugs during raids on residences in Red Deer and Calgary and say they have put a serious dent in an organized crime trafficking operation that was active in Alberta and B.C.

The following items were seized during search warrants that were conducted by the Priority Crimes Task Force and Calgary Police Service:

  • Nine guns
  • 12,159 rounds of ammunition
  • $14,400 cash
  • Almost 400 grams of drugs

Three people have been arrested in connection to the case and are facing charges.

Police say the suspects were active in the drug trade and violent crimes in the Red Deer area and were apprehended in a high-risk takedown in Calgary when they tried to flee from an attempted robbery at a local pawn shop in a stolen vehicle.

Investigators believe the group was active across Alberta and had ties to B.C. and say more charges may be laid in the coming weeks.