Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $44,000 Fine
Convicted: Iqbal Uddin
Location of Offence: Toronto
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: February 25, 2019
Date of Conviction: May 30, 2019, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $44,000.00 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On February 25, 2019, Ministry of Finance investigators executed a search warrant and seized 78,500 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.