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$10,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Archived Court Bulletin

$10,000 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Timothy Parisien

Location: Burlington

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

Date of Offence: December 9, 2017

Date of Conviction: May 8, 2018, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $10,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On December 9, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 52,200 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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