Monday, January 30, 2023

Edmonton cops seize 700 catalytic converters

Cops looked at A1 Scrap Metal Recycling as part of a drug trafficking investigation in mid 2022. They noted “drug transactions conducted directly from the business,” located at 88 Street and 61 Ave. It was 'one stop' for thieves to convert stolen goods into drugs. 1.4kg of fentanyl, 2kg of cocaine, a loaded 9mm Glock handgun, 700 catalytic converters, and cash was seized.
Tekie Awte, 27, is charged with 8 drug and gun charges, as well as breaches. He was busted for the same in 2020. It was 462 stolen catalytic converters last time out for Awte.
Meron Semere Okbamichael, 28, and Simon Semere Okbamichael, 26, were also nailed.