Inuvik RCMP seize crack cocaine and cash; one man arrested

Inuvik, Northwest Territories – Crack cocaine and cash were seized by Inuvik RCMP following a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigation.

The investigation began after Inuvik General Investigation Section (GIS) received reports of drug activity in a residence. Surveillance was conducted and a search warrant was executed.

On July 3, approximately one ounce of crack cocaine and $4360.00 were seized, and a man was arrested in connection with the offense.

Inuvik RCMP seize crack cocaine and cash
Inuvik RCMP seize crack cocaine and cash

Osama Nawaz, 19-year-old from Etobicoke, ON, has been charged with:

Possession for Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine (CSDA 5(2))

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (s. 88 C.C.)

Proceeds of Crime (s. 354(1)(a) C.C.)

“Illegal drugs are hurting our communities. NT RCMP is putting every effort to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. This seizure helps in reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs in our community” states Olena Newmen, Staff Sergeant Acting Commander for Inuvik RCMP.

Osama Nawaz has been remanded into custody and is set to appear in Yellowknife court on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Inuvik RCMP at 777-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

Inuvik RCMP
Northwest Territories RCMP



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