Steinbach marijuana seizure

RCMP show off the marijuana that was seized from a semi-trailer passing through the Steinbach, Man., area on Friday. Two men have been arrested. (RCMP)

RCMP in Steinbach, Man., have seized more than 50 kilograms of marijuana from a semi-trailer heading towards eastern Canada last week.

Officers in the southern Manitoba city pulled over the semi on Friday and found 114 pounds — about 52 kilograms — of marijuana inside.

The semi was travelling through the Steinbach area, en route to eastern Canada, RCMP stated in a release Monday.

A 48-year-old man from British Columbia and a 51-year-old Alberta man were arrested and charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking marijuana.