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STEINBACH RCMP SCORE HALF MILLION DOLLAR DRUG BUST

RCMP DRUG SEIZURE (PHOTO RCMP)
RCMP DRUG SEIZURE (PHOTO RCMP)

On January 3, 2014, Steinbach RCMP, with assistance from the RCMP GIS and Interdiction Team, pulled over an east bound semi-trailer travelling through the Steinbach area.

A search of the trailer subsequently resulted in Police locating approximately 114 pounds of cannabis marihuana.  Two male suspects were located in the vehicle and were arrested.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP Officers charged John Millen (48) of British Columbia and John Shannon (51) of Alberta with Possession of Cannabis Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking.  Both men were to appear in court in Winnipeg on January 6, 2014.

The RCMP indicates the semi-trailer was destined for eastern Canada.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

The estimated street value of the noted seizure is approximately $517,560 dollars.

Although the RCMP didn’t comment regarding the origin of the seized marihuana it likely came from the Province of British Columbia.

Marihuana production is a 6 billion dollar industry in British Columbia where more than 40% of all Canadian marihuana is grown. (Source: Wikipedia)

The size of the RCMP seizure is indicative of involvement of some form or faction of Organized Crime.  The men arrested in the investigation were likely drug couriers being paid to make the risky drug run to an unknown City in Eastern Canada.  The likely destination was a major urban center with a significant population like Toronto, Ontario.

Drug couriers who lose large drug shipments can find themselves in a world of trouble with the criminal organization incurring the loss.

STREET VALUE ESTIMATE:

 1 Gram Marihuana = $10 Street Value

1 Pound Marihuana = 454 grams

114 Pounds Marihuana = 51,756 grams

51,756 Grams Marihuana x $10 = $517,560.00.

4 Comments

  1. It’s worth 184,000 and the pigs should be ashamed to be taking a cancer fighting herb off the street regardless of where it came from. Find some missing women and leave cannabis alone. By the way…Only shill puppets like Rona Ambrose and the Cons use racist terms like Marihuana while there are 13 licensed SUPERGROWS producing massive amounts of cannabis and selling to a portion of the 40,000 medical users. People should be ashamed to be proud of disgusting wastes of tax money like this.

  2. My guess is that their defence will be that the trailer was sealed and/or they weren’t present when it was loaded. The judge will buy this bull and acquit them.

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