The Inuvik RCMP’s investigation into drug trafficking has resulted in several arrests and charges.
The recent execution of a search warrant has resulted in three people arrested, all three of which have been charged with the possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.
The three suspects are 24-year-old Wellington Cardozo and 21-year-old Hindowa Sama from British Columbia, and 47-year-old Marcia Day from Inuvik.
During the search, the RCMP also managed to recover around 32 grams of crack-cocaine, as well as seven thousand dollars in cash. Other items recovered include several mobile phones, weapons, and a can of bear spray.
Staff Sergeant Jesse Aubin, Detachment Commander of the Inuvik RCMP, said in a statement that “The accused persons in this matter were targeting vulnerable populations through the illicit sale of dangerous substances. The Inuvik RCMP will not tolerate individuals that come to our community and undertake these illegal activities. To those that allow criminal activities to occur in your residence, you will also be held accountable under the law.”