Agassiz/Westhawk, Manitoba – Last Sunday (July 22), 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 standard inspection of the driver’s paperwork.
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 marijuana 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.
46 year old Agassiz Man, Claudiu Huber 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 the lower mainland and was destined for Southern Ontario.
This seizure is the largest marijuana seizure through a traffic stop in Canada since 2015.
Photos Courtesy RCMP