Iqaluit, Nunavut – May 4th 2020, Iqaluit RCMP initiated an investigation into allegations of illegal sales of alcohol within the community. During the course of the investigation, Iqaluit RCMP with the assistance of General Investigative Section (GIS) and V Division Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit (FSOC) executed a search warrant at a residence in Apex, which resulted in a significant seizure of alcohol. Police seized 36, 60-ounce bottles, which has an estimated street value of $5,760.
55-year-old Ray Shipman of Iqaluit, NU is charged with keeping liquor for sale without lawful authority – Section 84(b) NLA and selling liquor without lawful authority – Section 84(c) NLA. His next scheduled court appearance is July 16, 2020 in Iqaluit.
Anyone with information in relation to bootlegging in the community is asked to please call Iqaluit RCMP at 867-979-1111 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers. The process is completely secure and anonymous. Text NWTNUTIPS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).
If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addictions or substance abuse please contact the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline at 1-800-265-3333 or visit:
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