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Quebec Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

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Quebec Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Fine-Cut Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

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.

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