Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $12,028 Fine
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.