Friday, April 13, 2012

36 bottles of booze, bag of dope seized at airstrip

RCMP seized alcohol and marijuana on Thursday after a flight landed in Hopedale. (RCMP) 

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RCMP arrested in man in coastal Labrador Thursday shortly after they seized an illegal shipment of alcohol and drugs.

Police in Hopedale acted on a tip and arrested the man, 32, just after he arrived on a plane from Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

A search of his bags turned up a bag containing 45 grams of marijuana, as well as 36 bottles of liquor.

Police believe the drugs and booze were destined for the dry community of Natuashish.

The man was released from custody, and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

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