Police seized two guns and 20 mickeys outside Fort Providence last Friday.

Fort Providence RCMP intercepted a vehicle on Highway 1, en route to Fort Providence on the afternoon of April 3. They found 20 375-ml bottles of whiskey and a pair of unsafely stored firearms.

The items were seized but no charges have been laid.

“The RCMP want to take the opportunity to remind people how much alcohol is hurting the community, creating social problems and fueling addictions,” Cpl. Cagri Yilmaz said in a news release. “The RCMP also want to stress to the public the dangers associated to unsafely stored firearms. Unsafe storage of firearms put everyone’s safety in jeopardy.”

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Fort Providence RCMP at 699-1111, 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

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