Jail and $13,376 Fine for Possession of Untaxed Cigars and Unmarked Tobacco
Convicted: Amer Javed
Location of Offences: Oakville
Description of Offences: Possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale, possession of unmarked tobacco for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act, and failure to comply with a probation order under the Provincial Offences Act.
Date of Offences: March 20, 2018
Date of Convictions: November 18, 2019, at the Burlington Provincial Offences Court
- 45 days jail and a 24-month probation order for possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale,
- $13,376 fine for possession of unmarked other tobacco for the purpose of sale. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act, and
- 30 days jail for failure to comply with a probation order.
Background: On March 20, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 65,420 untaxed cigars and 25 kg of unmarked other tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.