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RCMP seize 100s of alcohol bottles from Yellowknife apartment

An RCMP handout photo of the alcohol seized from a downtown Yellowknife apartment Thursday

Hundreds of bottles and cans were seized from a downtown apartment in what police are calling one of the largest illegal alcohol seizures ever made by the Yellowknife RCMP.

After receiving information about “possible illegal activities” at an apartment in downtown Yellowknife, RCMP executed a search warrant on Thursday.

Police said they had seized hundreds of bottles and cans of alcohol – an assortment including wine, beer, cider, bottles of hard liquor, liqueurs, and mixed alcoholic beverages.

It is likely one of the largest quantities of illegal alcohol seized by Yellowknife RCMP as a result of a Liquor Act search warrant,” RCMP stated in a news release on Friday.



A suspect was arrested at the apartment on 49 Street. They have since been released and are set to appear in court on September 10.

The alleged sale of illegal alcohol is not a “victimless crime,” Inspector Alexandre Laporte stated.

“The illegal sale of alcohol is targeting our most vulnerable citizens, and this seizure helps in reducing the harm caused by illegal alcohol in our community,” said Laporte.

Police said public tips were important to this investigation and encouraged people to report suspicious activity by calling 669-1111 or getting in touch anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.