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Four Charged with Drug Trafficking in ‘Project Diverge’

August 21, 2015 11:50 AM | News

Project Diverge

Drugs seized as part of Project Diverge, a five-month long investigation by multiple police agencies in Manitoba. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A five-month long investigation by Manitoba RCMP has resulted in the arrest of four people on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Project Diverge was carried out by members of the RCMP, Manitoba Integrated Organized Crime Task Force (MIOCTF), and Winnipeg police.

The investigation turned up the seizure of eight kilograms of cocaine, approximately $70,000 in cash, a large amount of a cocaine cutting agent and a prohibited magazine cartridge.

Four people were arrested and charged between July 29 and August 19.

Charged are Matthew Keith Manalang, 33, Ryan Alvarez Relleve, 34, Federico Polintan Jr., 29, and Bernadette Manalang, 29, all from Winnipeg.

— Staff

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