The "G" Division RCMP Federal Investigations Unit has arrested eight more people in relation to Project Green Manalishi.
The "G" Division RCMP Federal Investigations Unit undertook a lengthy and complex investigation targeting the trafficking of Fentanyl and other drugs in the Northwest Territories, named "Project Green Manalishi". On a daily basis, police see the deadly effects these drugs have on people, their families and communities.
Previously, a traffic stop and eleven search warrants executed on April 4th, and April 14th, 2016 focussed on criminal networks operating to distribute drugs in communities in the Northwest Territories. Through this effort, RCMP located and seized: illicit fentanyl pills, crack cocaine, cocaine, psilocybin, marihuana, anabolic steroids and a large quantity of Canadian currency suspected to be profits from the sale of illegal drugs. Four firearms and 3 prohibited weapons were also seized.
"A file of this magnitude generates a lot of paperwork and disclosure obligations for the police. Investigators have been diligently working on fulfilling their disclosure requirements to the accused persons, as well as reviewing the evidence gathered. This evidence review has led to eight further arrests since the wave of initial arrests on April 4 and April 14, 2016," said C/M Marie York-Condon, Northwest Territories RCMP.
The following people have been arrested and charged:
- Adam Lee (Age 31) From Edmonton Alberta – Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
- Ajanethen Mahalingam, (Age 22) From Yellowknife NT - Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
- Arnold Manuel (Age 38) From Yellowknife NT – Trafficking Cocaine / Breach Undertaking
- Brennan Tkachuk (Age 27) From Yellowknife NT – Trafficking Fentanyl
- Dayle Hein (Age 49) From Yellowknife NT - Trafficking Cocaine / Breach Undertaking
- Jasmyn Vogt (F) (Age 23) From Yellowknife NT - Trafficking Cocaine / Conditional Sentence Order
- Michael Dunn (Age 47) From Yellowknife NT – Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
- Serenus Bryan (F) (Age 49) From Yellowknife NT – Trafficking Cocaine
This brings a total of 28 people charged with respect to this investigation. Charges have been stayed by the Crown in one case, and Jasmyn Vogt has pled guilty and was sentenced with respect to her charges. Charges against the remaining 26 individuals remain before the courts.