A routine traffic stop in rural Manitoba has led to a hefty cannabis haul for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, reports Global News . Manitoba RCMP pulled over a vehicle earlier this week in the rural municipality of Rosser and found more than 27 kilograms of the green stuff. Police allege that the pot originated in western Canada, was destined for sale in Manitoba’s Interlake region and has links to organized crime. Manitoba government wants to hire minors to catch retailers that sell pot and booze to underage consumers Manitoba RCMP make large marijuana bust after officers pull over semi-trailer How this small Manitoba town swayed public opinion about cannabis A 33-year-old man from the Gimli municipality was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. RCMP say the investigation is ongoing. On Dec 1, #rcmpmb officers with the East District CREST unit stopped a vehicle travelling on the Perimeter Hwy in the RM of Rosser & seized over 27 kgs of cannabis. The 33yo male driver was arrested for PPT & later released for court in Selkirk. Investigation ongoing. pic.twitter.com/dVmmuXF1f8— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) December 3, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js In July 2018, a routine check-stop in Manitoba led to one of the largest hauls of illicit cannabis uncovered during a traffic stop in recent years. RCMP stopped a semi-trailer on the Trans-Canada Highway, near the Ontario border, for an inspection of the driver’s paperwork. After several discrepancies were found, the police inspected the load and found 455 kg of cannabis and 34 kg of oils, edibles and other products, mixed in among other legitimate food products. Officers allege the truck began its journey in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and was en route to southern Ontario.
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