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Yanke helps combat smuggling

SASKATOON, Sask. -- The RCMP, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers and Yanke have teamed up to combat smuggling while enhanc...


SASKATOON, Sask. — The RCMP, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers and Yanke have teamed up to combat smuggling while enhancing national security.

The partnership falls under the RCMP Pipeline/Convoy/Jetway Program a police initiative to find travelling criminals taking advantage of our transportation system. The program aims to secure Canadian highways and encourages people with information about smuggling or other criminal activities to provide tips that could lead to arrests.

With more than 450 tractors and 1,100 trailers on the road, Yanke has agreed to help the cause. Each of its trailers will display a 2’x2′ decal encouraging people to report tips.

“The RCMP recognize that in the post 9/11 era that the security of our transportation system is vital,” the RCMP said in a release. “The current challenges to enforcement and security have shown that it is no longer simply a law enforcement problem to secure our highways but rather that we all have a commitment to ensure that our transportation system is secured.”

The organizations including Crime Stoppers hope other trucking companies will follow suit and equip their trailers with the decals. For more information, call Sgt. Rob Ruiters at 306-780-3462 or e-mail him at rob.ruiters@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.


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