The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) in collaboration
with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (A-CFSEU) and the Sûreté du Québec have
conducted important marijuana seizures in Kuujjuaq.
On May 4, 2017, over 3 kilograms of marijuana
were seized following the arrest of two individuals for possession for the
purpose of trafficking. The suspects were arrested by the KRPF upon their
arrival at the airport. Later the same day, an additional 2 kilograms were
discovered after a search warrant had been obtained.
individuals have been interrogated and will remain detained until they are
transferred to the Detention Centre in Amos to appear for a bail hearing next
The value of the KRPF seizures is approximately $230,000.
The street value of marijuana is estimated to be $40 per gram.
ʺI would like to
acknowledge the great cooperation between our committed officers and partners,
which resulted in two significant seizures of drugs imported into the region.
We will continue to work relentlessly to maintain peace and make our
communities safer,ʺ stated Michel Martin, Chief of Police and Director of the
Public Security Department of the Kativik Regional Government.
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.