Deline, Northwest Territories – A traffic stop on the winter road into Deline resulted in a second alcohol seizure in one week for Deline RCMP.
On the evening of Thursday, February 6, 2020, Deline RCMP conducted the traffic stop and intercepted a vehicle carrying alcohol in excess of the allowed limits.
RCMP seized 20 bottles of 375 ml of vodka and 12 cans of beer.
According to the NWT Liquor Act, no person shall bring into the community, in any 24 hour period, a quantity of liquor that exceeds the amounts described in any of the following combinations:
1140 ml of spirits and 12 355 ml cans of beer
1140 ml of spirits and two litres of wine
12 355 ml cans of beer and two litres of wine
24 355 ml cans of beer and one litre of wine.
During the stop, open alcohol was also observed inside the vehicle.
“It is illegal for any passengers in a vehicle to break open and consume liquor during transport” reminds Philip Unger, Deline RCMP Detachment Commander.
The driver and one passenger were each issued a Summary Offence Ticket Information and are both facing charges under the NWT Liquor Act.
Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Deline RCMP at 589-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.
Northwest Territories RCMP
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