Fort Smith, N.W.T.

Five people have been arrested after Fort Smith RCMP discovered drugs in a vehicle near the Northwest Territories' community Tuesday night.

Police seized one kilogram of marijuana and 125 grams of crack cocaine,Cst. Dale Stewart told CBC News.

The drugs have a street value of about $36,000, Stewart says.

It is one of the most significant drug seizures in the community of 2,500 in a few years, he says.

The drugs were found when police stopped the vehicle Tuesday.

Police say charges against the people under arrest are pending.