Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $17,903 Fine
Convicted: Sandor Vari
Location of Offence: Hamilton
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: October 23, 2018
Date of Conviction: July 18, 2019, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $17,903 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On October 23, 2018, a Ministry of Finance investigator searched a vehicle and discovered 31,400 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.