Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $30,000 Fine
Convicted: Mohamad Al Zarif
Location of Offence: Burlington
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for resale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: May 9, 2018
Date of Conviction: May 31, 2019, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $30,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On May 9, 2018, based on an investigation, a vehicle was searched and 35,400 unmarked cigarettes were discovered. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.