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Iqaluit woman charged with child abduction

An Iqaluit woman has been charged with child abduction after being accused of illegally leaving the capital city with two children, according to the RCMP.

A concerned father contacted the police on Sept. 22 when he was unable to locate his children. A police investigation was launched in consultation with the Canada Border Services Agency and the National Missing Children Operation unit in Ottawa.

The 39-year-old accused was arrested upon her return to Iqaluit on Sept. 27. She was charged with two counts of child abduction.

The RCMP state that the children's whereabouts are known and they're not in danger.

The accused was scheduled to appear in the Nunavut Court of Justice on Friday afternoon.

The incident remains under investigation to determine if any other additional charges will be forthcoming, according to the police.