RCMP Break up Calgary Cocaine Trafficking Operation

The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) unit has charged two individuals with 12 criminal offences following a brief drug trafficking investigation.

On Dec. 6, 2023, FSOC executed search warrants at a primary residence, an apartment used as a storage facility, and on two vehicles in the Calgary area. As a result of this coordinated search, police seized a total of 1.2 kg of cocaine which has an approximate value of $100,000. Officers also seized a loaded 9mm handgun, a Toyota RAV 4, a Land Rover Range Rover, and approximately $180,000 in cash.

Uduakobong “Joseph” Ewitat, 31, and Farahah Rizwan, 28, both residents of Calgary, were arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Production of a Controlled Substance contrary to section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to section 354 of the Criminal Code;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon or Restricted Weapon contrary to section 91(2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code; and,
  • Contravention of Storage Regulations contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code.

Ewitat and Rizwan are scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court on Jan. 12, 2024.

FSOC would like to thank the Calgary Police Service for their support throughout the investigation.

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