Another Big Marijuana Bust in Akwesasne #AMPS 010820


On January 7, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine Unit (SAVE) was conducting pro-active marine patrols on the St. Lawrence River monitoring boating activity.

At approximately 10:42 PM, a vessel was observed traveling on the St. Lawrence River with no navigation equipment displayed. The vessel attended a private landing on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island) and briefly met with a pick-up truck where police observed an exchange take place.

As the vessel departed, the landing police attempted a conduct a stop and activated the emergency equipment. The vessel failed to stop for police and continued to a second landing on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island) where the operator of the vessel fled on foot.

Police conducted a search of the vessel and seized the following items:

• 400 Jars of Pristine Extract
• 100 Jars of Red-Cap Formula One Concentrate
• 400 Cartridges of TKO Extract
• 20 lbs Cannabis Marihuana
• $1,200 in mixed U.S. and Canadian Currency

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police also seized the vessel as it was used in the commission of the offense. Police estimated the total seizure at $61,000.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service would like to remind the community that as of January 1, 2020, the legal age to possess recreational cannabis in Quebec is now 21 years and over. If you require further information regarding Cannabis-related questions, please contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340.

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