Beginning today, the Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit will oversee numerous investigations into suspicious envelopes destined for courthouses across the province.
Today, police received reports that suspicious packages were delivered or intercepted before delivery to the Sydney Justice Centre, Yarmouth Justice Centre, Digby Justice Centre, Port Hawkesbury Justice Centre and the Truro Provincial Court.
Earlier this week, envelopes were delivered or attempted to be delivered to the Amherst Justice Centre, Truro Supreme Court, Kentville Justice Centre, Bridgewater Justice Centre and the Halifax Law Courts
The police of jurisdiction will continue to respond to any further local incidents, however the Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit will compile and coordinate information related to each incident and act as a central point of contact for investigators.
‘At this time we do not believe these packages put the public at any risk, however we must remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions,’ says Insp. Larry Wilson, Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit. ‘We will work closely with each affected police agency, partners and the Nova Scotia Department of Justice to advance this investigation.’
In early April, similar packages were received at provincial court buildings in Winnipeg, Brandon, Morden and Minnedosa.