Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $15,000 Fine
Convicted: Henry Mathew McMackin
Location of Offence: Hamilton
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: February 14, 2019
Date of Conviction: July 18, 2019, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $15,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On February 14, 2019, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 52,400 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.