NAPS Reports on Moose Factory Drug Bust

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NAPS Nishnawbe Police ServiceMoose Cree First Nation – NEWS – On Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Guns & Gangs/Organized Crime Unit, assisted by the NAPS Crime Unit, Canine Unit, and Moose Factory Detachment members, laid charges to three individuals following a drug trafficking investigation.

Police investigation was in connection with reported drug trafficking in Moose Factory First Nation and Moosonee, Ontario. Approximately $30,000.00 dollars in Canadian Currency was seized from the individuals.

Twenty-one-year old Shane BENJAMIN of Toronto, Ontario was charged with Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime, Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident, and Breach of Recognizance.

Eighteen-year-old Elijah PALMER of Toronto, Ontario was charged with Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime and Breach of Probation.

Twentyone-year-old Abdulraman BANOURI of Regina, Saskatchewan was charged with Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime, Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident, and two counts of Breach of Undertaking.

BENJAMIN and PALMER were released on conditions from custody following the charges and will next appear in court on June 8, 2015.

BANOURI is currently still in custody pending the next court date of June 17, 2015.

Moose Cree First Nation is located approximately 630 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario.