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Quebec Resident Fined $343,460 for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Quebec Resident Fined $343,460 for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted:  Gary Tremblay

Location of Offences: Cornwall

Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco and possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offences: June 29, 2017

Date of Convictions: September 6, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: A fine of $343,460 for possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

A suspended sentence for possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco.

Background: On June 29, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force and the RCMP searched a vehicle and discovered 694 kilograms of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. These tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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