Cannabis Seizure in Puvirnituq
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
On January 27, in Puvirnituq, more than 1,500 grams of cannabis were seized by the KRPF.
KRPF police officers searched the belongings of a traveler arriving
at the Puvirnituq airport and found six vacuum sealed bags containing 250 grams
of cannabis each, for a total of more than 1,500 grams (3.5 pounds). The street
value of the seized content is estimated at $60,000. A suspect was
arrested and will be charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking, as
the drugs seized were meant to be sold in Nunavik communities.
Nunavimmiut may communicate confidential
information on illegal activities to the KRPF via the toll free number
1-800-711-1800. Rewards of up to $2,000 may be paid for information.