Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba RCMP Make Large Marijuana Bust after Officers Pull over Semi-Trailer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba RCMP Make Large Marijuana Bust after Officers Pull over Semi-Trailer

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RCMP make large pot drug bust in Manitoba

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WINNIPEG - A routine highway checkstop in Manitoba has resulted in what police say is the largest marijuana drug bust through a traffic stop in Canada in three years.

RCMP say patrol officers stopped a semi-trailer on Sunday on the Trans-Canada Highway in Westhawk, about 150 kilometres east of Winnipeg, near the Ontario boundary.

It was a standard regulatory inspection of the driver's paperwork. But several discrepancies were found, so the officers checked the load in the back of the truck, Supt. Scott McMurchy said at a news conference Friday.

"When the officers opened the trailer, they found 925 pounds (almost 455 kilograms) of vacuum-sealed marijuana, as well as 75 pounds (34 kilograms) of cannabis shatter, oils, edibles and other products," McMurchy said. …

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