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Two People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

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Two People Fined for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes

Ministry of Finance

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.

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