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Nunavik (Quebec), Jul 4 (Canadian-Media): Illegal drugs and alcoholic beverages worth more than $55,000 were seized by the police over the past two weeks, after executing several search warrants across several communities, according to a news release Thursday from the Kativik Regional Police Force.
Seizure of alcoho beverages. Image credit: krpf.ca
14 remote northern villages in the Kativik region in northern Quebec are policed by the Force.
A total of 11 search warrants were executed in Akulivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Kuujjuaq, Salluit, and Puvirnituq, according to the news release.
"The success of investigations is directly linked to the amount and the quality of information we receive from the public," said Deputy Chief Jean-François Morin in a written statement.
"Lately, we've received a lot of information regarding the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol. This has allowed us to corroborate the information, ask for warrants and conduct seizures. I encourage citizens to continue to report these types of activities, and I pledge to continue our efforts to eliminate contraband."
The investigations are in process, and individuals under search warrants may face charges, states the news release.