Nunavik police intercept bootlegged alcohol in transit
KRPF says it seized $29,000 worth of vodka
Nunavik police seized a shipment of bootlegged alcohol in Puvirnituq this week.
The Kativik Regional Police Force said it received a tip about a suspected shipment of multiple parcels that recently arrived in the Hudson coast community. On June 29, officers executed a search warrant that led them to parcels containing 193 bottles of liquor, the KRPF said in a news release on Tuesday, June 30.
An estimated $29,000 worth of vodka was destined for individuals in both Ivujivik and Salluit, the police said.
But the KRPF has yet to make any arrests in connection to the bootlegged booze. The police said the investigation is ongoing.
With direct flights from Montreal, Puvirnituq has long been a hub for bootlegged alcohol destined for other communities along Nunavik’s Hudson coast.
The KRPF encourage Nunavimmiut to report the illegal sale of alcohol directly to their local detachment or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-711-1800. Some information may qualify for a reward of up to $2,000.