Suspect arrested 2 weeks after Pangnirtung bust
Archie Ishulutaq to appear in court in Iqaluit next week
A suspect who police were searching for following a drug bust in Pangnirtung earlier this month has been taken into custody.
Archie Ishulutaq, 38, was arrested Sept. 15, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Keller said Sunday in an email to Nunatsiaq News.
Ishulutaq is one of three men charged after the RCMP seized methamphetamine, a gun and money from a home in Pangnirtung on Sept. 1.
The seizure took place after a reported robbery, Keller said.
Ishulutaq faces 10 charges, including robbery, three counts of failure to comply, possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order, careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Ishulutaq is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 26.
Ken Papatsie and Poasie Anilniliak also face charges stemming from the Sept. 1 bust.
Papatsie was charged with additional offences last week following an investigation into drug trafficking from Ottawa to Pangnirtung.