15 people charged after year-long investigation into cocaine trafficking in Yellowknife

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Fifteen people suspected to be involved in cocaine trafficking in Yellowknife have been charged following a year-long investigation that netted over 1,400 grams of cocaine and firearms, say RCMP. The investigation, dubbed Project Gloomiest, was launched after Mounties were alerted to “suspicious movements of money,” believed to be linked to drug trafficking in the territory....
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.