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March 09, 2012 15:10 ET

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and MP James Bezan Comment on RCMP Shut Down of Manitoba Grow Operations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 2012) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, today commended the efforts of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Ste. Anne Police Department, for the successful seizure of over 3,300 marihuana plants at 10 grow operations across Manitoba:

"I want to commend the RCMP and Ste. Anne Police Department for halting these grow operations. The RCMP's Marihuana Grow Initiative is making a real difference by tackling marihuana production operations in Canada that are being run and exploited by organized crime groups," said Minister Toews.

"Marihuana grow operations fuel organized crime, threatening the safety of our citizens and security of our communities," said Mr. Bezan. "Through cooperation and diligent policing, the RCMP and its partners are making the streets of Manitoba a safer place."

For more information on the RCMP's Marihuana Grow Initiative, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/drugs-drogues/mgi-ircm/index-eng.htm

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