Ontario Man Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Quyet Van Nguyen
Location: City of Hamilton
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
Date of Offence: December 3, 2016
Date of Conviction: December 5, 2017, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court.
Penalty Imposed: Mr. Nguyen was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He was also given 12 months' probation.
Background: On December 3, 2016, based on an investigation by Ministry of Finance, a vehicle operated by Mr. Nguyen was stopped on Fiddlers Green Road in Ancaster. A subsequent search of the vehicle, under the Tobacco Tax Act, revealed 200,283 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited.