On November 27th, the Inuvik RCMP seized a large amount of cash as part of a drug investigation.
The Inuvik RCMP were conducting an investigation into drug trafficking in the Town of Inuvik. Officers identified a suspect and learned that the person might be trying to leave the community. Officers attended the airport and located the suspect who was taken into custody. During a search incidental to arrest, the officers discovered a large amount of cash.
A 17-year-old youth from Toronto was arrested and is facing charges relating to possession of property obtained by crime and obstructing a police officer. The youth was released after their guardian was contacted and arrangements were made for the youth to return to Toronto.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone who has information about this incident or any other illegal activity is asked to contact the Inuvik RCMP at 777-1111.