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