A Winnipeg truck driver has been charged after RCMP found several cartons of contraband cigarettes in his tractor-trailer, along with more than $500,000 in cash.
RCMP say the truck was transporting ice cream from the Toronto area to British Columbia when it was pulled over on the outskirts of Winnipeg on July 25.
Marion Budica, 51, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Police also seized the tractor-trailer unit.
“Our teams of traffic specialists in Manitoba are dedicated to improving Public Safety and eradicating crime on Manitoba Roadways,” said Inspector Ed Moreland, officer in charge of the Manitoba RCMP Traffic Services.
“That includes bringing those who commit financial crimes in the commercial trucking industry to justice. Protecting Canada’s economic integrity remains a priority for the RCMP.”
Police continue to investigate.
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