The Kativik Regional Police Force seized three shipments of alcohol destined for Kangirsuk at Kuujjuaq airport Feb. 24.

Police netted a total of 24 66-ounce bottles of hard spirits, two cases of kinsized beer, one 40-ounce bottle of Amaretto and one four-litre package of wine.

The shipments were intended to arrive in Kangirsuk where the junior men’s Ungava hockey tournament was to take place during the weekend.

Municipal leaders of the community told police they were very grateful for the seizures, which allowed the hockey tournament to proceed in an orderly fashion.