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NEWS: Nunavut June 13, 2012 - 5:01 am

Big stash of alcohol nabbed by Kugaaruk RCMP

Police allege two escorts on medical charter returned with $3,100 of alcohol

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Here's a look at the alcohol that police in Kugaaruk recently seized, allegedly from medical escorts returning to the community. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)
Here's a look at the alcohol that police in Kugaaruk recently seized, allegedly from medical escorts returning to the community. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)

Police netted 15 bottles of vodka, rum and sparkling wine during a recent seizure in Kugaaruk.

Two local adult residents of Kugaaruk have now been charged with unlawful possession of liquor under the Nunavut liquor act, a June 12 RCMP news release said.

The news release did not mention the names of the two who were charged.

Two people were detained and searched at the airport “during an investigation of bringing liquor in to the prohibited community,” the release said.

They were returning on a chartered medical flight as escorts, police said.

Police seized four 1.75-litre bottles of vodka, one 750-ml bottle of vodka, eight 375-ml bottles of vodka, one 375-ml bottle of rum and one bottle of sparkling wine. Police say the estimated street value of the alcohol is more than $3,100.

If you have any information about the sale and importation of alcohol and drugs in to Kugaaruk, please call the Kugaaruk RCMP Detachment at (867)769-0123 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


                                             

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