Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Ky Duong
Location of Offences: Burlington and Hamilton
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act and failure to comply with a probation order, under the Provincial Offences Act.
Date of Offences: July 25, 2017 and February 27, 2018
Date of Convictions: April 26, 2019, at the Hamilton Ontario Court of Justice
- Two months jail for possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale (offence date July 25, 2017)
- Four months jail for possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale (offence date February 27, 2018)
- One day jail for failure to comply with a probation order
- 24 months probation
Background: On July 25, 2017 and February 27, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered a total of 370,000 unmarked cigarettes. The court also found Ky Duong to have breached a probation order related to possession of unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.