An Iqaluit woman has been found guilty of possessing liquor for the purpose of bootlegging after ordering more than 100 bottles of liquor in a two-month period.
Lucy Akpalialuk, 21, got four liquor import permits between March and April 2012. In total she ordered 114 mickeys of liquor, two 60-ounce bottles of alcohol and 24 cans of beer.
On April 20, 2012, RCMP got a tip that she was getting another large alcohol shipment. Akpalialuk was arrested at First Air cargo that day under the Nunavut Liquor Act. The alcohol was seized by police and she spent nine hours in cells.
She was charged with possession of liquor for the purpose of unlawful sale.
Akpalialuk alleged the RCMP had violated her constitutional rights through an unreasonable search, seizure, arrest and detention.
The case was heard by Justice Robert Kilpatrick on June 18, 2013 in Iqaluit, and a written judgment was released late Thursday.
She will be sentenced at the Nunavut Court of Justice on Aug. 12.