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RCMP show off drugs, guns seized in traffic stops so far this year
Nearly 181 kilograms of marijuana - which police said could be equivalent of about 700,000 joints - was seized by RCMP on Alberta highways in a three month period.
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:29PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:30PM MDT
Police with the RCMP Roving Traffic Unit unveiled the results of a number of drug and weapons seizures officers had carried out so far this year.
In three months, police have confiscated nearly 181 kilograms of marijuana, and large amounts of other illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and crystal meth.
In addition, police recovered up to $500,000 in cash – and a number of firearms and ammunition.
The seizures came as part of a series of routine traffic stops carried out by RCMP officers on Alberta highways.
A total of 28 people are facing dozens of charges in relation to the seizures.