RCMP in Cape Dorset nab weed, hash and hash oil
A 34-year-old man faces drug charges
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.”