Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $12,596 Fine
Convicted: John Bonia
Location of Offence: Hamilton
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: December 17, 2018
Date of Conviction: March 6, 2019, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $12,596 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On December 17, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer searched a vehicle and discovered 21,825 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.