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Two Quebec Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Two Quebec Residents Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Jean-Guy Pepin and Gonzalo Perez

Location: Cornwall

Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offences: October 11, 2017

Date of Convictions: March 20, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: Jean-Guy Pepin was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Gonzalo Perez was sentenced to 45 days in jail. 

Background: On October 11, 2017, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was searched under the Excise Act, 2001. The search revealed 1,148,200 grams of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco was seized and forfeited. 

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