‘This is not a victimless crime:’ 2 men charged with selling alcohol to city’s ‘most vulnerable’

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Two men are facing charges after police in Yellowknife say they sold alcohol to the city’s “most vulnerable citizens.”

Yellowknife RCMP have charged a 41-year-old man and a 38-year-old man under the territory’s Liquor Act – the unlawful sale of alcohol – following a three-month-long investigation led by the RCMP’s general investigations and crime reduction units.

The probe began in November and wrapped up in January, leading to the arrests, according to a news release issued by Mounties Tuesday.

The pair are alleged to have sold alcohol to “downtown Yellowknife’s most vulnerable” residences, say police.

The accused are not identified by RCMP in Tuesday’s news release.

“This is not a victimless crime,” states RCMP Sgt. Yannick Hamel.

“Yellowknife RCMP is committed to make our community safer and we are being proactive in stopping this kind of activity,” continued Hamel.

Both accused are due to appear in court on March 3.

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