Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $10,000 Fine
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.