Airdrie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit seize expensive cars

May 29, 2019
Airdrie, Alberta

News release

During the month of May, Airdrie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit entered into two separate investigations that led to the arrest of two males for cocaine trafficking. These investigations were unrelated in nature. As a result, RCMP seized the vehicles that were being used in the commission of the offences.

On May 17, 2019, a 34-year-old male from Calgary was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, along with one count of possession of property obtained by crime. His 2015 BMW Alpina was seized as proceeds of crime.

On May 24, 2019, a 24-year-old male from Calgary was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. His 2014 Infiniti G50 was seized as proceeds of property obtained of crime.

The Seized Property Management Act was enacted in 1993. The act gave the police the authority to seize property which could be any asset acquired as proceeds of crime or any object used to commit a crime such as:

  • vehicles, motorcycles, boats or aircraft
  • real property like houses, buildings or land
  • businesses
  • personal property like jewellery, furniture or electronics
  • livestock
  • cash, equities, loans, registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), bank accounts, lottery tickets, life insurance policies, personal loans or mortgages

Inspector Kimberley Pasloske stated, "Airdrie RCMP will no longer tolerate individuals profiting from crime in our city. In the last two months we have seized these two high end cars, a motorbike, a sea-doo and a quad. We want to send a clear message to criminals that if you choose to commit crime here in Airdrie, we will seize your expensive toys."


Contact information

Cpl. Gina Slaney
Media Relations Officer
(306) 531-3964

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