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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $10,000 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $10,000 Fine

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Hussein Mallah

Location of Offence: Hamilton

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: February 22, 2018

Date of Conviction: October 31, 2018, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $10,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On February 22, 2018, a Ministry of Finance investigator searched a vehicle and discovered 55,600 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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