Two People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Xing Dong and Qing Yang
Location of Offences: Brantford
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: November 6, 2018
Date of Convictions: December 17, 2019, at the Brantford Provincial Offences Court
Penalties Imposed: Fines of $43,635 were imposed on both Xing Dong and Qing Yang. In addition, the court imposed 25 per cent victim fine surcharges as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On November 6, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 77,825 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.