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

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

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Steven William Borrello

Location: Cornwall

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

Date of Offences: June 6, 2017

Date of Convictions: May 16, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: 

  • 90 days jail for possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco
  • 90 days jail for possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale

Background: On June 6, 2017, based on an investigation by the Cornwall Regional Task Force, a vehicle was searched under the Excise Act, 2001. The search revealed 872,000 grams of unmarked fine-cut tobacco.  All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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