“A large quantity” of crack cocaine has been seized at the Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport. Inuvik RCMP made the seize at the airport on May 14th. In the process, police charged a 17-year-old man. 17 ounces of crack cocaine were taken off the streets.

The 17-year-old was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking and breach of justice of the peace. The youth cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Staff Sergeant Acting Commander Olena Newman says RCMP is committed to removing illicit drugs off the streets.

“Our community is safer after taking these drugs off the street”.