Police seize $12K worth of alcohol in Puvirnituq
Shipment included 55 bottles of vodka, plus other spirits and beer
The Kativik Regional Police Force has seized a shipment of alcohol in Puvirnituq valued at more than $12,000.
Officers in the community executed four search warrants on Monday and Tuesday this week, following several tips received from the public, the KRPF said in a news release on Wednesday, April 29.
The police seized 55 bottles of vodka, four other bottles of spirits and four cases of beer.
The police say that some of the alcohol was destined for Inukjuak.
“I want to thank everyone involved,” said Capt. Mathieu Savage in a news release. “Community members play an important role in preventing the smuggling of alcohol into our villages. It is a team effort, and today I am proud to say that everyone’s efforts have paid off.”
The KRPF says that any information concerning suspicious activities, including the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol, can be disclosed anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-711-1800. Information received may qualify for a reward of up to $2,000.