The RCMP says two Kitchener men are to appear in court in October to face drug related offences involving marijuana and ketamine.

The Mounties say the investigation began in December 2011 as part of an OPP investigation into illegal gambling.

The RCMP alleges two men tried to transport more than 10 kilograms of marijuana into Waterloo Region.

The men were arrested in the Brampton area and officers seized marijuana and ketamine.

Van Duc Ngo and Van Hien Tran are charged with trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.