Drugs and booze seized at Yellowknife airline hangar

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Police say weed and alcohol bound for two different communities were seized from a Yellowknife airline hangar on Friday.

RCMP found marijuana inside a box of cereal heading to Łutselk’e during a raid just before 11am. Later, they uncovered six bottles of vodka in a suspicious package destined for Gamètì – where alcohol is prohibited.

In the past two weeks, police say an additional eight bottles of vodka and 12 cans of beer have been found and seized in cargo and bags being sent to restricted communities. It’s not clear if the same airline hangar was involved in those instances.

Police have not named the airline involved in Friday’s seizure, nor have they released any information to suggest that airline was in any way implicated in any crime. No charges have yet been laid as the investigation continues.

Yellowknife-based Air Tindi operates scheduled services to both Łutselk’e and Gamètì.

According to the airline’s website, its first of two Łutselk’e services each Friday is scheduled to depart at 11am. Its Friday Gamètì service departs at 1:30pm.

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