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STAT investigation takes drugs, trafficking money off city streets

For Immediate Release:11-Aug-2017 @ 8:49 AM
MRU #:TR17R022

Edmonton Police Service STAT members have charged three men with trafficking and seized thousands of dollars as a result of an investigation in July.

A CDSA search warrant was executed on a residence in the area of 103 Street and 161 Avenue on Thursday, July 20 and two vehicles were seized as part of the investigation.


One of the vehicles, a Jeep Liberty, contained a sophisticated aftermarket hidden compartment in its trunk, in which members located $125,000 CAD and 2.9 kg of pressed soft cocaine.  Officers found 1 kg of cocaine in the second vehicle, a Range Rover.


When officers conducted the CDSA search warrant on the residence, they located the following:


  • More than $54,000 in Canadian currency
  • 2,553.8 g of buffing agent
  • 1,339.7 g of cocaine (including crack cocaine)
  • 459.6 g of methamphetamine
  • 2,295 pills suspected to be oxycodone
  • 0.6 g of heroin
  • A money counter, scale and heat sealer
  • Multiple packaging materials and empty cocaine wrappers


The following individuals have been charged:


Rabeeh Abdul-Khalek, 27, was charged with trafficking controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking (X4), possession of a controlled substance (X3).

Derek Babysh, 29, was charged with trafficking controlled substance.

Yu Tang, 30, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.


Please contact Carolin Maran at (780) 421-3544 for more information.

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