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Ontario Resident Fined $5,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Ontario Resident Fined $5,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Long Thi Nguyen

Location: St. Catharines

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

Date of Conviction: February 23, 2018, at the St. Catharines Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $5,000 was imposed on Long Thi Nguyen.  She was given two years to pay.  The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On July 20, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators executed search warrants at a convenience store and a residence on St. Paul Street in St. Catharines, and discovered 9,105 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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