Police make a major cocaine bust in Calgary

The Calgary Police Service has charged two men with numerous drug-related offences and has seized several kilograms of cocaine following a two-month operation in drug trafficking and manufacturing.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, members of the Drug Unit, with the assistance from several other areas of the Service, executed six search warrants at various locations in Calgary.

The following four residences were searched:

200 block of Hidden Hills Terrace N.W.
0-100 block of Panatella Landing N.W.
0-100 block of Panatella Street N.W.
2200 block of 68 Street N.E.

Investigators believe these locations were used as stash locations for various quantities of cocaine. The residences on 68 Street and Panatella Street were used solely for the purpose of storage and conversion of cocaine into crack cocaine.

Two vehicles were also searched and then seized under proceeds of crime legislation.

In total, police seized 3.6 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $350,000, cash totaling $45,000, two handguns, one M1 assault rifle, and a conducted energy weapon.

Alexander KOSMAK, 26, of Calgary, was arrested inside one the searched homes. KOSMAK faces 41 criminal code charges for drug and weapons-related offences.

Philip DEFAZIO, 22, of Calgary, faces four charges connected with drug trafficking and weapons offences.

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