Calgary police seized more than $500,000 worth of cocaine last week, resulting in one of the largest busts this year.

After searching a vehicle on 16th Avenue NE on Sept. 8, police found more than two kilograms of cocaine, valued at $200,270.

A second three-month-long investigation concluded on Sept. 11 with five search warrants conducted in northeast and southeast Calgary. “These are high-level organized criminals,” said acting Staff Sgt. Mark Hatchette.

During the investigation of a Saddle Ridge home, police found two men cooking a kilogram of cocaine. A search of the residence yielded more than $100,000 of cocaine.

On Sept. 11, police executed a warrant on a vehicle where they found more than $215,000 worth of cocaine. “We are very excited to have these individuals in jail as well as the drugs seized from those operations,” said Hatchette. “That’s 10,000 drug transactions that we’ve taken off the street.”