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$8,000 Fine for Possession of Untaxed Tobacco

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$8,000 Fine for Possession of Untaxed Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Hussam Ibrahim

Location: Toronto

Description of Offence: Possession of untaxed tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: March 20, 2017

Date of Conviction: May 28, 2018, at the Toronto Ontario Court


Penalty Imposed: A fine of $8,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On March 20, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators executed search warrants and discovered 375,000 grams of untaxed tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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