Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to Fine
Convicted: Xiao Jun Lin
Location of Offence: Hamilton
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: June 16, 2018
Date of Conviction: November 14, 2018, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $18,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On June 16, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 31,500 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.