Nunavik: Seizure of Drugs and Alcohol Valued at Over $55,000
During the past two weeks, the KRPF executed several search warrants leading to the seizure of illegal drugs and alcoholic beverages valued at more than $55,000.
The following items were seized:
- 84 bottles of liquor (375 ml)
- 44 bottles of liquor (750 ml)
- 1 bottle of liquor (1.75L)
- 48 cans of beer (355 ml)
- 448 grams of a substance believed to be cannabis
- 3 grams of hash
- 3 alprazolam pills (commonly known as Xanax)
- 336 methamphetamine pills
In total, officers executed 11 search warrants in Akulivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Kuujjuaq, Salluit, and Puvirnituq.
"The success of investigations is directly linked to the amount and the quality of information we receive from the public," said Deputy Chief Jean-François Morin. "Lately, we've received a lot of information regarding the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol. This has allowed us to corroborate the information, ask for warrants, and conduct seizures. I encourage citizens to continue to report these types of activities, and I pledge to continue our efforts to eliminate contraband."
Individuals targeted by the search warrants may face charges. The investigations are ongoing.
Any information concerning suspicious activities, including the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol, can anonymously be disclosed to Crime Stoppers by dialling the following toll-free number: 1-800-711-1800. Information received may qualify for a reward of up to $2,000.