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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $50,000 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $50,000 Fine

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Adam Nicholson

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: December 9, 2017

Date of Convictions: June 7, 2019 at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court

Penalties Imposed: A fine of $50,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a
25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On December 9, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and seized 200,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were forfeited.

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