Mounties in the Mackenzie Delta community of Fort McPherson say they stopped 144 bottles of liquor from entering the community, where alcohol is restricted under the NWT Liquor Act.
There is a set amount of booze any one person can bring into the community.
According to a news release from RCMP, police in Fort McPherson received information on August 30 about a large amount of alcohol being brought into the community.
RCMP say they were able to seize 144 bottles of alcohol of various types and sizes from a vehicle.
“This seizure helps in reducing the harm caused by illegal alcohol in the community. The alleged sale of illegal alcohol is concerning, as vulnerable members of our society may be more at risk to this activity” states Sgt. Mark Bishop, Detachment Commander of Fort McPherson RCMP.
RCMP have not said whether anyone has been charged.
They say the investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Fort McPherson RCMP at 952-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.