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Jail and $13,376 Fine for Possession of Untaxed Cigars and Unmarked Tobacco

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Jail and $13,376 Fine for Possession of Untaxed Cigars and Unmarked Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

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

Penalties Imposed:

  • 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. 

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