ALERT Arrest Over 240, Lay 1,400 Charges in 2019

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams were quite busy last year.

ALERT teams across the province, including in Fort McMurray, laid over 1,400 charges against 241 suspects.

“It’s a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape, but our front-line investigators and support staff behind the scenes do exceptional work to keep up and deliver the results Albertans expect,” said ALERT CEO Supt. Dwayne Lakusta, in a release.

One of the organization’s biggest highlights of the year was the arrest of 15 suspected drug dealers in Fort McMurray back in February.

The three-month investigation resulted in the seizure of multiple drugs, weapons, and cash. They were estimated to be worth around $29,000.

An overview of ALERT’s 2019 can be found on their website.

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