Police seized a hundreds of bottles of liquor Thursday morning.
Photo Courtesy of Yellowknife RCMP

On Thursday morning, Yellowknife RCMP seized hundreds of bottles and cans of illegal liquor — making it one of the largest quantities the detachment has ever obtained through a Liquor Act search warrant.

According to Friday news release, police executed the search warrant behind the seizure in a 49th Street apartment after several tips alleging illegal activity on the premises led police to conduct surveillance at the location. Police also arrested a suspect, who has been released and will appear in court on September 10.

“This is not a victimless crime,” Inspector Alexandre Laporte stated in the release, calling the sale of illegal alcohol “concerning” because it targets “our most vulnerable citizens.”

“We want to thank the public for being vigilant and for reporting possible illegal activities in their neighborhood,”  Laporte added.



Nick Pearce

Nick Pearce is a writer and reporter in Yellowknife, looking for unique stories on the environment and people that make up the North. He's a graduate of Queen's University, where he studied Global Development...