Illegal liquor shipments stopped by RCMP

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Tuktoyaktuk RCMP were able to cut off shipments of liquor twice in one week.

JUNE 9th

The first bust came along the new all-season road between Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik. Police received information on the case and set up a checkstop in town. They then found the suspect entering town limits on an ATV. A total of 25 ‘mickies’ were seized in the arrest.

JUNE 16th

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The second bust was at the Tuktoyaktuk airport, 7 days later. Police received information that an illegal shipment was going to be transported through the airport. Police met the suspect at the airport. They seized 24 ‘mickies’ and 6 – 40oz bottles of liquor from the suspect’s baggage.

Both investigations are ongoing.


Tuktoyaktuk RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation or any other crime happening in the community, please call 867-977-1111, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

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