Edmonton man charged after Inuvik RCMP seize nearly $70K in cash

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An Edmonton man has been charged after Inuvik RCMP say a search warrant turned up  weapons and nearly $70,000 in cash.

Mounties in the Inuvik executed the search warrant at a residence in the community on Saturday, March 9, according to a news release from RCMP.

Police say approximately $69,000, along with drug paraphernalia, a knife and bear spray, were located and seized during the search.

RCMP photo.

Ali Omar- whose age was not provided by police – is charged with possessing property obtained by crime. He’s due to appear in a Yellowknife court on Thursday.

RCMP are not seeking further suspects.

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