Store Owner Fined $12,000 for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Thanh Luu and Chi Thanh Food Market Inc.
Location of Offence: Toronto
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: June 23, 2017
Date of Convictions: July 13, 2018, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court
- Thanh Luu received a fine of $12,000 and a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act
- Chi Thanh Food Market Inc. was given a suspended sentence
Background: On June 23, 2017, officers from the Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant at a business and a residence and discovered 78,400 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.