May 14, 2014 1:18 pm

RCMP seize 60 kilograms of marijuana in Manitoba, charge Nova Scotian

RCMP in Manitoba seized 62 kilograms of marijuana from a semi-trailer truck driven by a Nova Scotian on Monday.

RCMP handout / Global News

WINNIPEG – A 55-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged after RCMP found 62 kilograms of marijuana in a semi-trailer truck in Manitoba.

Lawrence Edward Millen is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana.

Millen was arrested at about 2 a.m. Monday after police pulled over the truck he was driving on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage La Prairie, Man.

His arrest was part of a two-month investigation called Project Durable, RCMP said.

Millen appeared in a Winnipeg court on Tuesday and has been released on conditions. His next court appearance has been scheduled for May 29.

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