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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Jail and Probation

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Jail and Probation

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Long Thanh Nguyen and Thu Thuy Ho

Location: Mississauga

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

Date of Offences: June 29, 2017

Date of Convictions: August 7, 2018, at the Mississauga Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: Long Thanh Nguyen was sentenced to 30 days in jail and one year probation. Thu Thuy Ho was given a suspended sentence and one year probation.

Background: On June 29, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 358,000 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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