Aleafia Health Sees Shipment Stolen In Transit

Aleafia Health (TSX: ALEF) had a one of a kind news release after market hours this evening, identifying that a shipment of its product for the recreational market has been stolen. It wasn’t stolen from its facilities however, rather, it was stolen while in transit.

Aleafia announced in the news release that it had been issued an “update” from its third party product shipping partner that its packaged, finish cannabis product that was en route to provincial distributors had been apprehended by thieves on December 20. The carrier identified that the vehicle the product was in was stolen from their presumably secure facility.

Health Canada has been notified of the theft as per regulations, however Aleafia has indicated that the value of the product was “not material.” The event has been reported to authorities, as well as to Aleafia’s insurance providers. The firm is also working to fulfill now outstanding purchase orders with its provincial partners.

It is unclear who Aleafia Health’s third party shipping provider is at this time. However, 3 Sixty Secure Corp (CSE: SAFE) CEO Thomas Gerstenecker did reach out to The Deep Dive to identify that it was not their company providing transport services to Aleafia Health.

Aleafia Health last traded at $0.56 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Update: Article updated 12/21/2019 to reflect that 3 Sixty Secure Corp was not the third party transportation provider for Aleafia Health.

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