Community Assists in Impeding Airborne Drug Traffickers Print
On July 19, 2009, a clearly unique delivery mechanism in northern drug trafficking was thwarted by concerned community members.

Nishnawbe-Aski Police is thankful to the community of Wunnumin Lake First Nation for reporting a suspicious package dropped by a suspicious plane in which further investigation revealed the package contained drugs.

Police are now seeking the public's further assistance in identifying a white and yellow Cessna float plane seen in the Wunnumin Lake area on Sunday, July 19, 2009.

The package contained a street value of approximately thirty-two thousand, two hundred dollars ($32,200.00) worth of marijuana and Percocet prescription drugs.

This matter is still under investigation. Anyone who has any information can either email the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Wunnumin Lake is located approximately 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.

For further information, please contact:

Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations - Phone 807-623-2161- Ext.234
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario