Akwesasne Police & RCMP Nab 282 Pounds of Marijuana 011520


On January 9, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Save team were conducting a joint forces operation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), monitoring activity on the St. Lawrence River.

At approximately 5:44 PM, a vessel was observed traveling with no navigation equipment displayed to a landing in Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island) where it met with a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). Several large bags were transferred from the UTV to the vessel.

Police maintained surveillance as the vessel departed and attended a private residence in Kana:takon (St. Regis). The large bags were removed from the vessel and placed in the rear of a pick-up truck parked near the shoreline.

Akwesasne Mohawk Police attended the residence and seized a pick-up truck containing eight hockey size bags filled with vacuum-sealed packages of Cannabis Marihuana. The suspects involved fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Police seized a total of 282 lbs. of Cannabis Marihuana with an estimated street value between $500,000 – $760,000. The investigation is continuing as police believe the cannabis marihuana was to be exported to the United States for high resale profits.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service encourages anyone with any information that will assist in this or any other investigations, to please contact police at 613-575-2000 or Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.

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