Eight people are facing more than 100 charges in connection with an organized crime bust near Calgary.
City police and a special RCMP unit began an investigation after getting information about a drug trafficking ring in the area with connections to B.C.'s Lower Mainland.
"The average Albertan may not realize how their lives are impacted every day by organized crime," said Gerry Francois, officer in charge of Calgary's Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
"From the more obvious like violence in the community, to the less obvious like increased utility and bank fees as institutions try to regain losses associated with fraud, there are countless ways our lives are touched by this criminal activity."
Search warrants were executed at eight separate locations in the Calgary area.
Officers seized 2.7 kilograms of cocaine valued at $270,000, one kilogram of marijuana valued at $10,000, guns, $166,000 in cash, seven vehicles and jewellery worth more than $18,000.
As well, a $1.5-million-dollar home in Rocky View County is now under a crime restraint order.
Five of the accused are from the Rocky View County, with one person residing in Chestermere.
The rest were orginally from B.C.