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Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

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

Penalties Imposed:

  • 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.

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