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 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.