Policing Media Release: Drug Related Operation
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2017 – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (A-CFSEU) and the Sûreté du Québec have conducted important marijuana seizures in Kuujjuaq.
On May 4, 2017, over 3 kilograms of marijuana were seized following the arrest of two individuals for possession for the purpose of trafficking. The suspects were arrested by the KRPF upon their arrival at the airport. Later the same day, an additional 2 kilograms were discovered after a search warrant had been obtained.
Both individuals have been interrogated and will remain detained until they are transferred to the Detention Centre in Amos to appear for a bail hearing next week.
The value of the KRPF seizures is approximately $230,000. The street value of marijuana is estimated to be $40 per gram.
ʺI would like to acknowledge the great cooperation between our committed officers and partners, which resulted in two significant seizures of drugs imported into the region. We will continue to work relentlessly to maintain peace and make our communities safer,ʺ stated Michel Martin, Chief of Police and Director of the Public Security Department of the Kativik Regional Government.
Nunavimmiut may communicate confidential information on illegal activities to the KRPF via the toll free number 1-800-711-1800. Rewards of up to $2,000 may be paid for information.
Kativik Regional Government
Tel. 819-964-2961, ext. 2219
The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) was created by the Kativik Regional Government in 1996 with the participation of the Solicitor General of Canada and the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec (public security). The KRPF has police detachments in all 14 communities. The mission of the KRPF and each of its members pursuant to the Police Act is to maintain peace, order and public security; to prevent and repress crime and offences under the law and municipal by-laws in the Kativik Region; as well as to apprehend offenders.