NEWS RELEASE · 5th September 2012
After several months of investigation, the Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP searched a house well known for bootlegging liquor in the small Nisga'a Village of Gingolx.
Armed with a search warrant, RCMP searched a residence in the 1700 block of Volunteer Street. Police detained an adult male and female living in the residence.
Officers seized two sealed cases of 26 ounce Smirnoff vodka and over 40 cans of liquor coolers drinks. Police also located score sheets and liquor store receipts totaling $1200 for the month of August alone. A small caliber rifle was also seized during the search.
"The male resident of the home has been doing a brisk business, re-selling liquor at twice the price. We have information that he has been doing this for quite some time" stated Sergeant Donovan Tait, Lisims/Nass Valley Detachment Commander, "Unfortunately his customers are usually those who are alcohol dependant, on social assistance or faced with other challenges. This illegal activity affects the entire community and we see the tragic results."
Police will be seeking charges in relation to the Unlawful Sale of Liquor as the matter remains under investigation.
Bigger fish to be had
Comment by David on 6th September 2012
One of the primary obstacles to effective drug enforcement is the RCMP's practice of focusing on street-level dealers. While street-level dealers are easily replaced, the same can't be said for the king-pins, who are the ones making the real money.
Fortunately, in this case, the police have receipts showing where this street-level drug dealer was getting his drugs. It should be a simple matter of bringing the upper-echelon drug dealers to justice.
I anxiously await the arrest of Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for Drug Dealing!