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Calgary man accused of trying to ship 3 kilograms of meth to Australia

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CALGARY, AB – A Calgary man, facing drug trafficking charges, is accused of trying to ship about 3 kilograms of methamphetamine to Australia.

Back in September 2020, officers with the Canada Border Services Agency found two boxes of crystalline powder (later confirmed as meth) that were destined for overseas.

The case was turned over to the Integrated Border Enforcement team which consists of RCMP, CBSA and Calgary police officers.

Several months later, in mid-February, 31 year old Akhif Alaudin Alibhai was charged with:

  • Exportation of a Controlled Substance under section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Exportation of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking under section 6(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
  • Smuggling Out of Canada under section 159(2) of the Customs Act.

“This partnership works to prevent illegal drug exportation that generates profits for organized crime. This seizure reflects our mutual commitment to providing excellent law enforcement services, including those of international scope as well as to the communities to which we serve and protect.” – Insp. Germain Leger, Operations Officer, K Division Federal Serious and Organized Crime in southern Alberta

Alibhai was released on bail to appear in a Calgary courtroom on Wednesday, March 11.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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