Thompson RCMP take down bootlegging operation

December 1, 2020
Thompson, Manitoba

News release


Seized alcohol

On November 26, 2020, at approximately 7:20 pm, Thompson RCMP executed a Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority search warrant at a residence on Hudson Bay in Thompson, Manitoba. Police had been investigating the illegal sale of alcohol from the residence. The suspects had been purchasing liquor legally and then selling it at a significant markup.

RCMP seized approximately 55 bottles of hard liquor as well as 10 cases of beer. A further search warrant at a residence on Martin Bay resulted in the seizure of 72 grams of marihuana, which is more than what is permitted for personal use, and further evidence of the illegal sale of alcohol.

Two women, 21 and 22, and two men, 24 and 43, all from Thompson, face numerous charges. They have been released.

The investigation continues.


Contact information

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 20201318310

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