Quebec Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco
Convicted: Mario Arial-Marleau
Location of Offence: Cornwall
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: November 20, 2017
Date of Conviction: December 11, 2018, at the Cornwall Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail
Background: On November 20, 2017, officers from the Cornwall Regional Task Force searched a vehicle and discovered 1,153 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.