Police nab drug-stuffed deep fryer in Iqaluit

French fry maker was en route to Clyde River

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Here's a look at the weed-filled deep fryer which police seized Dec. 14 in Iqaluit. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)


Here’s a look at the weed-filled deep fryer which police seized Dec. 14 in Iqaluit. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)

Police nabbed a deep fryer stuffed with weed Dec. 14 in Iqaluit.

Members of the RCMP V Division drug section, who were tracking a suspicious package destined for Clyde River, believed the package contained drugs, a Dec. 20 news release from the RCMP said.

After receiving a search warrant, police found drugs concealed inside a deep fryer and seized about 225 grams of marijuana, roughly half a pound.

That amount of marijuana would have a street value of about $13,620 in Clyde River, police said.

No arrests have been made yet, while members of the RCMP’s drug section continue their investigation with police in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

The RCMP are now asking members of the public for tips about illegal drugs or contraband liquor coming into Nunavut.

If you have information “that will reduce the impact of illicit drugs and alcohol on the lives of Nunavummiut,” police encourage you to contact the V Division drug section at (867) 979-0123.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477(TIPS) where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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