Police in Northern Quebec seize vodka bottles, 94% alcohol

Forty-six bottles of vodka seized by the Kativik Regional Police Force last week. Police say the booze was bound for Akulivik. (KRPF)
Police in Nunavik (Inuit region of Northern Quebec) say they seized a large quantity of booze — including 24 litres of 94 per cent alcohol — that was destined to be sold by bootleggers in the village of Akulivik.

In a news release, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) said officers executed two search warrants last week, and found the bottles and bags being shipped to the Hudson Bay community.

Two people have been charged.

Two warrants

One search warrant led to the seizure of 46 750-millilitre bottles of vodka.

The other led to the seizure of six clear four-litre bags of 94 per cent alcohol — which is legally sold in liquor stores elsewhere in Quebec.

A second search warrant led police to seize six clear bags of 94 per cent alcohol. (KRPF)

Police have not said whether they were tipped-off about the shipments.

According to the news release, “officers were able to collect information and build an investigation to successfully stop the illegal sale of the alcohol in the community.”

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Northern Canadian community adjusting to end of liquor ban, CBC News

Finland: Finland’s alcohol consumption declines by 15%, YLE news

United States: Man banished from Alaska Indigenous community for bootlegging, Alaska Dispatch News

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One thought on “Police in Northern Quebec seize vodka bottles, 94% alcohol

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:37

    Let the idiots drink this crap. The more the better. Think about it. 94%. Ha, ha, ha And start counting backwards.

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