36 bottles of vodka seized in mail

by Sophie Evan on July 2, 2013

photo courtesy of AST

photo courtesy of AST

The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team in Anchorage have intercepted a large amount of alcohol intended for Western Alaska.

WAANT along with the U-S Postal Service in Anchorage, say they stopped two packages destined for the Yukon village of Marshall on Friday, June 28th.

The packages were said to be addressed to a twenty-seven (27) year old male from Marshall. He gave consent to open the packages, which contained thirty-six (36) bottles of vodka. If the bottles were sold in Marshall, WAANT says they would have been worth $7-thousand-two-hundred ($7,200) dollars.

The 27-year old admitted to mailing the alcohol to himself. WAANT says their investigation is continuing and that felony charges will be forwarded to the Office of Special Prosecutions.

Marshall is a local option community that voted to ban the sale, importation, and possession of alcohol.

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