Date of Release:  January 11, 2013

(Thunder Bay, ON)  On January 10, 2013, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit, Drug Enforcement, Criminal Intelligence and Canine Unit with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and the Thunder Bay Police Guns and Gangs Unit executed a warrant in Thunder Bay which resulted in the arrest of a man from Eabametoong First Nation.

Twenty-seven (27) year-old James WABOOSE also known as James RABBIT was arrested on two First Instance Warrants originating from Nishnawbe-Aski Police and the Ontario Provincial Police.  WABOOSE, currently under investigation as being a gang member, also has several outstanding charges that are currently before the courts.  WABOOSE is currently being held in custody with a bail hearing scheduled for January 11, 2013 in Thunder Bay.

The NAPS Guns and Gangs Unit will continue its efforts in detecting and combating gang activity within the First Nation communities of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation.

Eabametoong First Nation is located approximately 385 km northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario