Nunavut RCMP seize drugs, cash in Kitikmeot community

Two residents of Taloyoak charged with possession, trafficking marijuana


Police in Taloyoak have arrested and charged two people with drug possession and trafficking, Nunavut RCMP said Feb. 26.

On Feb. 23, the RCMP said that its members in Taloyoak executed a search warrant in a local residence as part of investigation into trafficking in the Kitikmeot community.

Police seized an undisclosed amount of marijuana and hashish that had been pre-packaged for sale, as well as a quantity of cash, the RCMP said in a Feb. 26 statement.

Police also arrested two residents of Taloyoak, who were charged with possession and trafficking. Neither can be named until they appear in court next July, the statement said.

The investigation was successful thanks to the help of the public, the RCMP said, encouraging the public to report any drug activity in communities.

There are three ways to contact Crime Stoppers, the RCMP said. You can:

• call toll-free at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS);

• submit a tip online at; or,

• text ‘NWTNUTIPS’ plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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