The Kativik Regional Police Force have seized quantities of hard spirits and close to a kilo of marijuana as part of a campaign against the flow of contraband booze and drugs into the Nunavik region.
On Jan. 15, acting on tips, KRPF police in Kangirsuk seized 67 grams of marijuana at the community’s airport, after intercepting a female suspect with a box containing blue jeans stuffed with packages of marijuana. She was questioned and later released pending charges.
During another seizure in Kangirsuk, police nabbed 12 illegally ordered 40-ounce bottles of vodka. On Jan. 17, again acting on a tip, KRPF police in Kangiqsualujjuaq seized a shipment of 235 grams of high-grade marijuana at the airport.
Also on the 17th, KRPF police in Inukjuak seized 27 12-ounce bottles of vodka as well as three packages containing 75 grams each of marijuana. A male suspect was arrested and released on his own recognizance.
In Kuujjuaq KRPF police seized a case of 40-ounce bottles of vodka as well as 250 grams of marijuana. Smaller amounts of alcohol and drugs were also seized in Umiujaq and Kuujjuaraapik along with drug paraphernalia.