An unidentified man is facing charges in connection with what RCMP are calling a “significant” liquor seizure near Fort McPherson.
Police say they made the seizure last Friday during a routine traffic stop on the Dempster Highway, within the 25-kilometre radius of the Fort McPherson Liquor Restriction.
RCMP say they seized 72 cans of beer and coolers, three bottles of rum and 102 bottles of vodka.
They say the passenger in the vehicle is facing charges under the NWT Liquor Act Regulations.
“Stemming the flow of illegal drugs and alcohol in our northern communities is a policing priority and the effort of Fort McPherson Detachment in preventing this amount of alcohol from getting into the community is an example of the RCMP’s commitment to that priority,” says Staff Sergeant Bruce McGregor.