Kugluktuk man charged with firearms, liquor offences

RCMP say a June 8 investigation resulted in police seizing vodka and 10 firearms

A 31-year-old man in Kugluktuk was charged on June 8 with multiple counts of unlawful possession of liquor and firearms after an RCMP investigation into bootlegging activities led to a search warrant being executed at a local residence, said Sgt. Pauline Melanson. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

A 31 year-old man in Kugluktuk has been charged with illegally selling liquor, possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order and unsafe storage of firearms. RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Pauline Melanson said in a news release.

Melanson said a June 8 Kugluktuk RCMP investigation into local bootlegging activities resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the community. 

“RCMP seized a quantity of vodka and ten firearms that the occupant was prohibited from having in his possession,” she said. 

The accused has been charged with three offences Under the Nunavut Liquor Act and the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Unlawful sale and possession of liquor
  • Firearm possession contrary to prohibition order
  • Unsafe storage of firearms

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 9 in Kugluktuk.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Barbara Adjun on

    We already had a long stint with firearms, we don’t need anymore harm to people. As for the bootlegging, I hope this teaches other bootleggers that its so wrong, you will be caught.

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  2. Posted by Stephen C on

    So much bad comes from excess consumption. It is something we all are exposed to, we all put up with it for the few heavy consumers. I most of all am tired of parents taking out their issues on children, their own kids when they are tanked.

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