A year-long investigation named “Project Gloomiest” has resulted in charges for 15 people. Northwest Territories RCMP has revealed in a press release that they have seized 1425 grams of cocaine and two firearms along with the charges due to their investigation into the cocaine trade in Yellowknife.

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada found suspicious movements of money believed to be linked to drug trade. Their information was passed to RCMP sparking the investigation. After investigating into a primary suspect, the case expanded to several people in connection to the suspect. In the investigation, RCMP executed two search warrants.

The following people have been charged due to the investigation:

23-year-old Toufic Chamas of Edmonton has been charged with trafficking cocaine and unlawful possession of a firearm

24-year-old Andrew Rheaume of Yellowknife has been charged with possession of cocaine

40-year-old Clayton Christensen of Yellowknife has been charged with unlawful transfer of a firearm

40-year-old Abdifatah Maie of Edmonton has been charged with trafficking cocaine

27-year-old Toni Tobac of Yellowknife has been charged with trafficking cocaine

26-year-old Brandon Topilikon of Yellowknife has been charged with trafficking cocaine

27-year-old Caitlin Stewart of Yellowknife has been charged with trafficking cocaine

33-year-old Julie Carter of Yellowknife has been charged with trafficking cocaine

 

Arrest Warrants have been issued for the following people:

20-year-old Mohammed Ahmad of Edmonton has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine

27-year-old Abdikani Warsame of Toronto has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine

29-year-old Brett Lacey of no fixed address has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine

27-year-old Paul Mangiel of  Red Deer has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine

23-year-old Rasid Abdula of Edmonton has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine

22-year-old Samatar Yousuf of Ottawa has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine

30-year-old Kerry Balsillie  of Yellowknife has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine