Yellowknife RCMP seize alcohol destined to a prohibited community

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Yellowknife RCMP members seized a significant amount of bottles of alcohol that were destined to a prohibited community.

On Sunday, October 11th, at approximately 2:45 am, while responding to an unrelated call for service in a hotel on 49th Avenue, Yellowknife RCMP discovered a large quantity of bottles of alcohol.

RCMP members seized 42 x 375 ml bottles of liquor and eight cans of beer.

Alcohol seized by Yellowknife RCMP
Alcohol seized by Yellowknife RCMP

RCMP members investigated and discovered the alcohol was destined to Whatì.

This seizure is significant as it would have entered a prohibited community under the NWT Liquor Act. “The alleged sale of illegal alcohol is very concerning. It is targeting the most vulnerable citizens and harming our communities. It is not a victimless crime” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Yellowknife RCMP Operations Manager.

The investigation is ongoing and no one has been charged at this time.

Yellowknife RCMP would like to remind residents who have information about suspicious activity to call the detachment at 669-1111.

If you have information and want to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

Northwest Territories RCMP



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