Tuk RCMP the latest to bring in big liquor haul

An RCMP handout image of alcohol seized in Tuktoyaktuk
An RCMP handout image of alcohol seized in Tuktoyaktuk.

Police in Tuktoyaktuk say they have intercepted 190 bottles and cans of alcohol heading into the Arctic coast community by vehicle.

In a news release on Tuesday, RCMP said the alcohol had been discovered after police received a tip last Friday.

“RCMP located the vehicle on the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway as it was entering the community,” police said.

“Police searched the vehicle and seized 190 bottles and cans of different sizes of liquor, beer, cider, and wine.”



According to RCMP, the driver was arrested without incident and is due in court in Tuktoyaktuk on December 4. The driver, who was not named by police, faces a charge of unlawful sale and supply under the NWT Liquor Act.

Tuktoyaktuk is a restricted community, meaning individuals face restrictions on the amount of alcohol they may possess at any one time.

This latest liquor seizure follows a similar report last week in which Fort McPherson RCMP took 144 bottles, mostly of vodka, off the streets in a similar operation.