Calgary Police have arrested two men and seized two firearms following a multi-week investigation into drug trafficking in the city.
The Calgary Police Service undertook a 19-week investigation into Teny Wang and Ruach Bang, resulting in multiple charges regarding their alleged activity in the illicit drug trade.
The service as part of their investigation seized a GSG-16 carbine rifle—designed to look like the HK MP5 sub-machine gun—and a Ruger 9mm handgun. The serial number on the handgun was filed off, police said.
“These offenders, who were in possession of illegally obtained firearms, posed a significant risk to our community,” said Sgt. Garth Kowalyk, a member of the Calgary Police Service’s Serious Habitual Offender Program.
“The illicit use of firearms in Calgary continues to be a priority for our Service and we remain focused on strategically targeting offenders believed to be involved in ongoing gun violence.”
CPS executed a search warrant on Oct. 13, in the community of Skyview Ranch.
In addition to the firearms, police have seized a 110 round drum magazine for the carbine, drug scales, packing materials, seven cell phones, Infiniti G35, G37 and a BMW 3 Series vehicles, and $10,000 in Canadian currency.
Wang was charged with one count of trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm with no licence, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of the proceeds of crime and improper storage of a firearm, as well as three counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited.
Bang is facing one count of trafficking of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime.
Both men will appear in court on Friday, Nov. 4.
CPS is asking anyone with information regarding these crimes, or any others, to call the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or submit tips anonymously to www.calgarycrimestoppers.org.