Court Imposes Fine of $5,754 for Possession of Untaxed Cigars
Convicted: Jaewon Jang
Description of Offence: Possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: December 6, 2017
Date of Conviction: March 29, 2018, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $5,754.85 was imposed. Jaewon Jang was given six months to pay. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On December 6, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched two vehicles and discovered 3,100 untaxed cigars. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.