RCMP confiscated thirty-six 60-ounce bottles of alcohol in Apex on Monday.
photo courtesy of the RCMP

A 55-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged after RCMP confiscated thirty-six 60-ounce bottles of alcohol from an Apex residence on Monday.

The liquor has an estimated street value of $5,760.

Ray Shipman is facing charges of keeping liquor for sale without lawful authority and selling liquor without lawful authority.

His next scheduled court appearance is set for July 16 in Iqaluit.

Anyone with information in relation to bootlegging in the community is asked to please
call Iqaluit RCMP at 867-979-1111 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Nunavummiut can
also text a tip to Crime Stoppers anonymously by texting NWTNUTIPS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addictions or substance abuse
please contact the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline at 1-800-265-3333 or visit  http://nunavuthelpline.ca

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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...