Nine Charged for Cocaine Trafficking in Northern Manitoba

Cocaine - Project Describe
Cocaine seized during Project Describe in northern Manitoba between May 4-5. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested nine people from northern communities after a cocaine trafficking investigation dubbed Project Describe.

Police began investigating in October 2013 and seized more than 18 ounces of cocaine, along with a small quantity of ecstasy. An additional seizure was made during the same investigation in December.

Project Describe cracked down on cocaine trafficking in The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Since the beginning of last year, RCMP in The Pas has charged 31 people with cocaine trafficking offences.

These latest arrests were carried out on May 4 and 5. Some of the suspects have already appeared in court and been released to appear at a later date.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 12Matthew Kyle Ost, 21 of Winnipeg has also been charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking.