THUNDER BAY – The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) started the month of October 2012 with the seizure of $10,700.00 worth of alcohol in several communities in the North. On October 2, 2012, an Attawapiskat Detachment member seized a street value of $5,400.00 dollars worth of 750ml bottles of liquor. On the same date, an officer at the Fort Albany Detachment seized $4.000.00 dollars worth of 750ml bottles of liquor.
On October 3, 2012, an officer from the Muskrat Dam Detachment seized $1,300.00 dollars worth of liquor and contraband.
No charges have been laid at this time, however members of the public are encouraged to contact Nishnawbe-Aski Police with any information in relation to these occurrences or any other alcohol or drug smuggling activities. In the Northeast District the toll-free number 1-800-549-6277. In the Northwest District Toll Free: 1-888-396-6277.
Attawapiskat First Nation is located approximately 630 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario. Fort Albany First Nation is located approximately 525 km north of Timmins, Ontario. Muskrat Dam First Nation is approximately 620 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.