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388 pounds of pot seized at Headingley weigh scale

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RCMP have seized 388 pounds of marijuana from a truck at the Headingley weigh scales.

On Saturday at 5:30 pm, RCMP Headingley Traffic Services were conducting a commercial vehicle inspection at the weigh scales when officers checked a semi trailer unit.

During the inspection, an odour of marijuana was detected from the cab, RCMP said in a news release today. Further investigation resulted in the seizure of marijuana and over $8,000 of cash from the cab of the semi.

A subsequent search of the trailer resulted in 388 pounds of marijuana concealed in duffle bags and boxes.

Both occupants were arrested and identified as Qamer Shams, 40, of Newmarket, Ontario and Jeff Muster, 30, of Surrey, B.C. They have both been charged individually with possession for the purpose of trafficking (cannabis) and trafficking (cannabis) under the Controlled Drug Substances Act as well as possession of proceeds of crime.

Both were held in custody and appeared in Winnipeg court on Wednesday.

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