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NEWS: Nunavut September 21, 2012 - 5:01 am

RCMP in Cape Dorset nab weed, hash and hash oil

A 34-year-old man faces drug charges

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Here's a look at the drugs seized Sept. 19 in Cape Dorset by RCMP officers alerted by a tip from a member of the public. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)
Here's a look at the drugs seized Sept. 19 in Cape Dorset by RCMP officers alerted by a tip from a member of the public. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)

RCMP in Cape Dorset seized about four pounds of marijuana and hashish, as well as hash oil, from a man returning Sept. 19 from Montreal.

Acting on a tip, police intercepted a man at about 4 p.m.

A search of the man’s checked bags turned up about 2.5 lbs (1,238 grams) of marijuana, 1.5 lbs (677 grams) of hashish, about 200 grams of hash oil, and numerous gram-sized baggies used in packaging marijuana.

“This amount of marijuana can be used to produce over 5,000 marijuana cigarettes,” a Sept. 20 RCMP news release said.

In connection with this incident, Kovianatuliaq Suvega, 34, of Cape Dorset faces charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking. He has been released to appear in court Nov. 6 in Cape Dorset.

In the news release, the RCMP thanked members of the public for their continued support in fighting “illegal activities in the North.”

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