RCMP Arviat Liquor Seizure

July 14, 2022
Arviat, Nunavut

News release


On July 11, 2022, the Arviat RCMP received information that two individuals were travelling to Arviat from Winnipeg, Manitoba with liquor.

As per the Nunavut Liquor Act, the Arviat RCMP intercepted the shipment at the Arviat airport and seized the following:

- (4) four 1.75 litre bottles of rum;
- (1) one 1.14 litre bottle of vodka;
- (3) three 4 litre boxes of wine;
- (17) seventeen 355 ml cans of beer;
- (3) three shooters.

The RCMP in Arviat have seen an increase of liquor being transported into the community and would like to remind everyone that Arviat is a dry community and the possession of liquor is prohibited.

The RCMP wish to encourage the communities to continue to report suspicious activity by contacting their home RCMP detachment or by calling Crime Stoppers at toll-free 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submitting a secure web tip at www.nwtnutips.com or text 'NWTNUTIPS' plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).


Contact information

For more information, contact:
Sgt. Pauline Melanson
RCMP "V" Division Media
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Media phone: (867) 975-4421
Email: VDIV_MEDIA@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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