THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service are advising the citizens of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation who will be travelling on the winter roads that regular police patrols will once again be instated. Winter roads and snowmobile trails will be patrolled to promote safe use, to enforce Provincial Offences such as Alcohol bootlegging, and to enforce Criminal Code offences such as Impaired Driving and Drug Trafficking.
“Possession of drugs and/or alcohol for sale and distribution in the northern communities is not a Victimless Crime,” states the NAPS in a media release.
The service has also arrested two men in conjunction with a suspected bootlegging operation. The suspects were seen at an LCBO store in Moosonee, purchasing a large amount of alcohol.
That alcohol was being attempted to be taken to Kashechewan, which is a dry community. NAPs seized 225 units of alcohol with an estimated street value of over $17,000.
We encourage any person to contact your local NAPS Detachment, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or the Ontario Provincial Police Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 with any information on the illegal transportation of drugs and alcohol.