The Kativik Regional Police Force seized 1.8 kilos of cannabis at the Kangirsujuaq Airport July 31. Constables Shawn McDonald and Jeffrey Marcoux, of the Aboriginal Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, had secured a warrant for theseizure three days in advance. The KRPF claims the marijuana had a street value of $85,000.

In a separate case the same Friday, constables Marcoux and McDonald executed a search warrant in a residence and seized $790 and 10 grams of pot individually packaged and ready for sale.

Two other drug seizures amounting to 55 grams of cannabis in the same community have occurred, McDonald said. “It’s a social issue in the communities: parents using their money to buy drugs or alcohol instead of buying food for their children,” he said.