Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Oanh-Van Nguyen
Location of Offences: Burlington
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes and possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: February 17, 2018
Date of Convictions: May 31, 2019, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: 30 days in jail and a two-year probation order
Background: On February 17, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers searched a vehicle and discovered 144,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.