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$9,594 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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$9,594 Fine for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Luc Plante

Location: Cayuga

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

Date of Offence: February 21, 2018

Date of Conviction: June 1, 2018, at the Cayuga Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $9,594 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On February 21, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 18,400 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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