Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Jail and Probation
Convicted: Long Thanh Nguyen and Thu Thuy Ho
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.