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$3K in bootleg alcohol destined for northern Sask. community seized by police

Twenty-five bottles of bootleg alcohol with a street value of over $3,000 were seized by police on March 5, 2019, near Deschambault Lake, Sask. Deschambault Lake RCMP / Supplied

Deschambault Lake RCMP said bootleg alcohol worth over $3,000 destined for the northern Saskatchewan community was seized in two separate traffic stops.

The first happened early Tuesday evening when officers stopped a vehicle with two women on Highway 911 just south of Deschambault Lake.

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Police said 20 bottles of alcohol – including 17 66-ounce bottles of whisky – and a four-pack of Smirnoff Ice were located in the vehicle.

Officers said the bottles were hidden throughout the vehicle to avoid detection.

Bootleg alcohol seized by police during a March 5, 2019, traffic stop near Deschambault Lake, Sask. Deschambault Lake RCMP / Supplied

A second vehicle was stopped a short time later, police said, and two women passengers were found with four 66-ounce bottles of whisky and one 26-ounce bottle of vodka.

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The four women were charged with the unlawful keeping of alcohol and will appear in court on April 3.

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RCMP said they were able to make the seizure with the help of people in the community.

Deschambault Lake is approximately 460 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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