Suspect arrested 2 weeks after Pangnirtung bust

Archie Ishulutaq to appear in court in Iqaluit next week

A suspect whom police were searching for following a Sept. 1 drug bust in Pangnirtung has been taken into custody, RCMP Cpl. Tammy Keller told Nunatsiaq News Sunday. (File photo)

By Jeff Pelletier - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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.


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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Surprise, surprise non-Iqaluit suspects get named on

    Your paper is certainly losing its credibility by your selective naming of suspects. Why are you protecting Iqaluit suspects? Is it because most none Inuit may get charged for drug crimes as opposed to primarily Inuit suspects in other communities? This is how it is looking, so be consistent.

    • Posted by Ginger ale on

      Maybe they are regular customers from the Iqaluit dealers

    • Posted by Piitaqanngi on

      Location, location, location. If whomever outside of Iqaluit is charged with a crime, these jokesters will definitely print the names. Distance will protect these ambulance chasers.


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