Nova Scotia

Stolen liquor truck found with GPS, helicopter

Two men are in custody after a truck full of stolen liquor was located in Colchester County, N.S.

Two men face charges

The NSLC said the stolen liqour was worth about $200,000 if it was sold in one of their stores. (AP/Ted S. Warren)

Two men are in custody after a truck full of stolen liquor was located in Colchester County, N.S.

Const. Bryce Haight of Pictou District RCMP said the vehicle was loaded with "assorted bottles" of Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. product.

The 16-metre tractor-trailer was taken from Westville Road near New Glasgow on Sunday. It contained about $200,000 worth of booze (retail price) bound for NSLC outlets in New Glasgow and Stellarton.

The trailer also contained a GPS unit, which police followed to a location near the Debert industrial park.

Dogs chase down suspect

An RCMP helicopter spotted two men transferring the alcohol into a rental truck. Police came in on foot and arrested one man as the other fled.

The canine unit tracked the second man until police arrested him.

A 23-year-old Belmont man and a 21-year-old Truro man are expected to face charges for the heist.

Haight said police expect to make more arrests and lay more charges.