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Nass RCMP search 'bootleg' liquor residence

RCMP OFFICERS executed a search warrant at a Gitwinksihlkw residence known to be a place to purchase
RCMP OFFICERS executed a search warrant at a Gitwinksihlkw residence known to be a place to purchase 'bootleg' liquor.
— image credit: LISIMS/NASS VALLEY RCMP

TWO MEN were questioned by police after Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP executed a search warrant for the illegal sale of liquor at a residence on Ts'ilaas Street in the Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw.

The residence is well-known in the community as a place where one could purchase "bootleg" liquor, said police in a press release today.

"It would appear that the illegal 'bootlegging' of alcohol at this residence had ceased by the time we had the sufficient information to obtain a search warrant," said Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Donovan Tait.

"We are cautiously optimistic that our enforcement efforts into the illegal sale of liquor are slowly changing behaviors and attitudes in the Nation."

Police located three improperly stored firearms and ammunition, including a loaded rifle, and seized a small quantity of marijuana.

"I believe that the residents here saw what was happening in other villages and made the decision on their own to stop their illegal activity; ultimately this is what we would like to see all over the Nation," said Tait.

"The unregulated sale of alcohol to our youth and those who struggle with addiction has the potential to cause immeasurable harm and will continue to be a priority for us."

No charges are anticipated at this time.

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