RCMP in Selkirk, Manitoba say they seized over 27 kilograms of cannabis during a traffic stop on December 1. The cannabis originated from Western Canada, which police say is linked to organized crime.
On December 1, 2020, RCMP officers from the East District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on the Perimeter Highway, in the RM of Rosser.
The subsequent investigation into the driver and lone occupant, a 33-year-old male from the rural municipality of Gimli, led to the search of the vehicle where officers located and seized the cannabis. The cannabis was destined to be sold in the Manitoba Interlake region.
The 33-year-old male was arrested for Possession of the Purpose of Trafficking and later released for court scheduled in Selkirk.
CREST focuses on intelligence-based investigations into drugs, rural property crime and serious prolific offenders within our communities. There are currently three teams in the province, one in the north, one in the east and one in the west.
RCMP say they continue to investigate.