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Man unsuccessfully flees after smuggling attempt at NSCC

A man has been arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into the North Slave Correctional Centre (NSCC) in Yellowknife.

On Tuesday afternoon, police arrested a man carrying weed and tobacco on property owned by the correctional centre. Officers believe he was trying to sneak it into the facility.

While handcuffed and in police custody, the suspect fled from the scene in an attempt to escape. Officers and police dogs quickly pursued him and took him into custody once again.

RCMP say the man received medical treatment for minor injuries sustained during the attempted escape and subsequent arrest.

Charges are pending for possession for the purpose of trafficking, obstruction, and escape lawful custody.

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