RCMP seize 12 dozen bottles of illegal alcohol from vehicle in Fort McPherson

photo of seized alcohol seized in Fort McPherson courtesy of RCMP

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.





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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.