Fort Liard RCMP seize liquor at NT/BC border

August 18, 2017
Fort Liard, Northwest Territories

News release


Alcohol and marihuana seized by Fort Liard RCMP.

Fort Liard RCMP have seized over-limit alcohol in a border crossing check stop.

On Friday, August 11, Fort Liard RCMP set up a motor vehicle check stop at a border crossing between British Columbia and Northwest Territories.

After checking approximately twenty (20) vehicles crossing from BC, RCMP found that five (5) were in violation of the Territorial Liquor Act. Violation tickets were issued under the NWT Liquor Act for importation of liquor (Exceeding Quantities) S. 44(1) LA.

RCMP seized the liquor and a small quantity of marihuana (photo attached).

RCMP believe the liquor was destined for the communities of Fort Liard and Nahanni Butte. Fort Liard is under an alcohol restriction while Nahanni Butte is under a full prohibition.

"Anytime we can stop the flow of illegal alcohol into communities that have chosen to place restrictions or prohibition on alcohol, we prevent the potential harm this brings to the community. Our officers are dedicated to seek out those who wish to take advantage of the more vulnerable persons in our communities" states Marie York-Condon, Northwest Territories RCMP Media Relations.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in relation to importation of alcohol is asked to contact their local RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS,, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: nwtnutips to 274637.


Contact information

Marie York-Condon
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765.3709

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