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NEWS: Nunavut January 09, 2014 - 10:07 am

Nunavut police seize pot, cocaine en route to Kugluktuk

Police seize "several kilograms" of weed, plus hash and cocaine

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Nunavut RCMP say police picked up several kilograms of marijuana and other narcotics en route to Kugluktuk Jan. 7 (RCMP PHOTO)
Nunavut RCMP say police picked up several kilograms of marijuana and other narcotics en route to Kugluktuk Jan. 7 (RCMP PHOTO)

One person has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking and possession after an investigation led by the RCMP and Canada Post.

RCMP in Nunavut and Alberta say they picked up several kilograms of marijuana, as well as quantities of hashish and cocaine in Kugluktuk Jan.7.

One person was been arrested and charged in Kugluktuk with possession of marijuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, the RCMP said in a Jan. 9 news release, which did not disclose the name of the accused person.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Cambridge Bay Jan. 20.

Police said the arrest was the result of a months-long investigation led by the RCMP and Canada Post into the illegal shipment of narcotics by mail from Alberta to Nunavut, and more specifically, to Kugluktuk.
“Preventing the sale of illicit drugs is a high priority in the RCMP’s effort to reduce crime in Kugluktuk and other Nunavut communities,” said RCMP in the release.

Nunavut RCMP invite residents to report any information on drug sales in their communities by communicating with police at 867-857-0123 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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