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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $12,028 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $12,028 Fine

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Mohammed Aiyub Memon

Location of Offence: Ancaster

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

Date of Offence: October 15, 2018

Date of Conviction: March 6, 2019, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $12,028 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On October 15, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 20,800 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited. 

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