RCMP traffic stop leads to largest marihuana seizure in Canada

On July 22, 2018, a RCMP officer on traffic patrol stopped a commercial semi-trailer on the Trans-Canada Highway at Westhawk, Manitoba. The stop was initiated to conduct a regulatory inspection of the driver’s paperwork. These checks are done to ensure safety of commercial vehicles and their loads as commercial vehicles are involved in approximately 20% of road fatalities every year in Manitoba.

When the officer stopped this vehicle and checked the driver’s paperwork, several discrepancies were discovered. The load was then examined by several officers in order to try and resolve those discrepancies. When the officers opened the trailer, they found 925 pounds of vacuum-packaged marihuana as well as 75 pounds of cannabis shatter, oils, and edibles hidden among the legitimate load of food products.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested; the drugs and the semi-trailer were seized. Claudiu Huber, 46, from Agassiz, BC, is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Trafficking a Controlled Substance. He has been released pending a future court date.

The semi-trailer load originated in lower mainland, BC, and was destined for southern Ontario.

This seizure is the largest marihuana seizure through a traffic stop in Canada since 2015.

Illicit drugs destroy lives, homes, and communities. The marihuana in this seizure was produced and trafficked illegally, and destined for the illegal market. For end consumers, there is no way to know the origin or the potency of the marihuana in this seizure, which could have very harmful health effects on anyone consuming the drug. The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent in the interest of public safety.

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Contact information

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RCMP Media Relations
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MEDIA ADVISORY-Indigenous Owned And Operated “True North Seed Bank” Launches 4/20

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Indigenous Owned And Operated “True North Seed Bank” Launches as North America’s Largest Cannabis Seed Collector

Monday, April 16, 2018.

Alderville First Nation – On Friday, April 20, 2018, True North Seed Bank, holders of North America’s largest variety of cannabis seeds, will hold its grand opening with giveaways, a barbeque and live music. The 4/20 celebration will take place at its freshly built location in Medicine Wheel Plaza, next to the Medicine Wheel Natural Healing dispensary in Alderville First Nation. Customers will be able to choose from among 2000 varieties of seeds, ready and available on site.

WHO: Cannabis users, enthusiasts, growers, seed bank and dispensary staff, residents of Alderville and the wider community.

WHAT: Grand opening of seed bank with giveaways, BBQ and live music.

    • First 100 customers receive a gift bag including a Canuk Puck (a hockey puck filled with seeds) worth $280

    • 420 bbq burgers, 420 bbq hotdogs, 420 soft drinks

    • live music by Alderville artist Cale Crowe

WHEN: Friday, April 20, from noon until the celebration is over

WHERE: Medicine Wheel Plaza – 8986 County Road 45, Alderville First Nation – See MAP

                  MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/VCqzeUQGbk92

WHY: With Canada’s legalization there will be a high need for seeds for home and commercial use. True North will supply a massive diversity of seeds to the public, including rare strains. The indigenous owners, operators and staff of Medicine Wheel Natural Healing and True North Seed Bank are ensuring that the indigenous, natural approach to cannabis medicine is supported from seed to harvest.

VISUALS:  Line-ups of people driving, parking, standing; customers reviewing stock, seed catalogue, asking questions; staff explaining strains, making sales; people enjoying bbq; musician playing.

For more information:

Rob Stevenson, Owner – mobile: (905) 396-5488

Smoke Signals Media – mobile – (613) 900-2676 /  magazinesmokesignals@gmail.com

https://truenorthseedbank.com  / https://medicinewheelnaturalhealing.com / https://smokesignals.media

 

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