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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $15,000 Fine

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Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $15,000 Fine

Ministry of Finance

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. 

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