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RCMP seizes 800 pounds of stolen copper wire

Police seized more than 800 pounds of stolen copper wire.

The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit recovered stolen copper wire and an oil site breathing apparatus following a two-month investigation.

Three men were arrested and charged following a May 25 search of a northwest Calgary residence.

The stolen copper wire was being sold to metal recycling businesses.

The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit and Calgary Police Service, executed a search warrant May 25.

Police seized more than 800 pounds of stolen copper wire, a stolen quad, and a breathing apparatus from an oil site. 

Three men were charged with trafficking property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The men also face charges of break and enter to commit theft.

They were released on bail and are scheduled to appear in Calgary court on July 10.

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