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Man Fined $30,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Man Fined $30,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Louis Wayne Jacobs

Location: Cornwall

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: April 15, 2015

Date of Conviction: January 18, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $30,000 was imposed on Mr. Jacobs. He was given 30 days to pay. The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On April 15, 2015, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was stopped at the Cornwall Canada Border Services port of entry. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 100,000 unmarked cigarettes. The cigarettes were seized and forfeited.

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