Nunavik police seize $51,000 in contraband alcohol in Inukjuak
Five people were arrested under village bylaws, issued tickets
Nunavik Police Service says officers seized 14 parcels containing 125 bottles of contraband alcohol in Inukjuak last week worth an estimated $51,000.
The seizures, which included bottles of vodka of various sizes with an alcohol concentration of 40 per cent, took place July 28 and 29, according to a news release from the service.
In total, police say they seized 67 bottles of 1.75 litres, 34 bottles of 750 ml, and 24 bottles of 375 ml.
Five people were arrested and ticketed. Police did not release their names.
“In this case, the seizures were made under Inukjuak’s municipal bylaws, and infraction tickets were also issued under the same bylaw,” said Deputy Chief Shaun Longstreet.
Police are asking anyone with information about bootlegging or drug trafficking to phone 819-964-2095, ext. 2504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit tips. They can be submitted anonymously, and people are not required to testify in court.