Police in the Northwest Territories have seized four firearms in under a week.

Fort Liard RCMP and Fort Simpson RCMP intercepted southbound vehicles during a check stop on Highway 7 on Monday, according to a news release.

Five vehicles were stopped. Police seized two loaded and improperly stored firearms and a “large” amount of alcohol, including 22 bottles of vodka and more than four dozen cans of beer.

“The Fort Liard RCMP will continue to work in conjunction with Fort Simpson RCMP and other partner agencies,” the release read. “Further, more check stops should be expected in an effort to curb the illegal sale of alcohol, impaired driving and other criminal offences in the Fort Liard area.”

The seizures follow a similar bust outside Fort Providence April 3. Police took two firearms and a quantity of whiskey in that stop.

No charges have been laid in either case.

“As always, anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Fort Liard RCMP at 770-1111. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.”

Craig Gilbert

Craig is an award-winning journalist who has worked in his home province of Ontario, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories again. He should be at least six...

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