Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Tobacco
Convicted: Salah Khudhur Darweesh
Location of Offences: Brantford
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: May 2, 2018
Date of Convictions: August 20, 2019, at the Brantford Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: 10 days in jail and a 12-month probation order
Background: On May 2, 2018, a Ministry of Finance investigator searched a vehicle and discovered 98,800 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.