Nunavut coke bust takes a half ounce off the streets

Two men charged with trafficking and other offences


Eric Clapton said it best: “Don’t forget this fact, you can’t get it back, cocaine.”

Nunavut cops busted two Iqaluit residents in a cocaine trafficking investigation June 28.

About 15 grams — or half an ounce — of cocaine was nabbed in a joint investigation by the RCMP’s V Division Federal Operations Section and the Iqaluit Crime Reduction Unit.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, were arrested and charged in relation to the bust.

They face charges of trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of the proceeds of crime.

A “quantity” of marijuana and money were also seized from the two men, but a June 29 RCMP news release did not say how much weed and cash was taken.

The two men are scheduled for a court appearance Aug. 10.

“The Iqaluit RCMP would like to thank the community for their assistance and encourage members of the public to report any suspicious activity,” said a June 29 news release from the RCMP.

Members of the Nunavut RCMP have been busy over the past two months busting drug pushers.

On May 22 of this year, Igloolik RCMP seized 400 grams of marijuana in that community. About $35,000 in cash was also seized from an Igloolik home.

And on June 4, police in Cambridge Bay seized 7.5 kg of marijuana from a local residence.

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