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Burlington Resident Fined $11,500 for Possession of Untaxed Cigars

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Burlington Resident Fined $11,500 for Possession of Untaxed Cigars

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Emir Aiaydeh  

Location of Offence: Burlington

Description of Offence: Possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: March 20, 2018

Date of Conviction: September 11, 2018, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $11,500 and a six-month probation order for possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On March 20, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 18,510 untaxed cigars. These tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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