Hay River RCMP arrest 9 suspects in drug trafficking investigation

Hay River, Northwest Territories – Hay River RCMP arrested nine individuals for drug related offences.

On January 23rd, 2020, Hay River RCMP, assisted by the Yellowknife General Investigation Section, Major Crimes Unit, Police Dog Services, Federal Investigation Section, and the combined forces of the NWT and Yukon RCMP Emergency Response Teams, arrested the individuals.

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Canadian currency and illicit street drugs were seized during the investigation.

Of the nine suspects, three have been charged under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA).

Farhan Hussein, 30 years-old, Zuhayr Maie, 26 years-old and Liban Abdi, 26 years-old, all from Edmonton, AB, are each facing one count of Trafficking in Controlled Substances s. 5(1) CDSA and one count of Possession of property obtained by crime s. 354(1)(a) CC.

The other six suspects have been released. The investigation is ongoing.

Farhan Hussein has been remanded in Yellowknife and will appear in court on January 28th, 2020.

Zuhayr Maie has been remanded in Yellowknife and will appear in court on January 28th, 2020.

Liban Abdi has been released on bail and will appear in court in Hay River on February 24th, 2020.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Hay River RCMP at 874-1111, or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

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