Fine Imposed for Importing Tobacco Without a Registration Certificate
Convicted: Darren Michael Boyter
Location of Offence: Brampton
Description of Offence: Operating as an importer of tobacco without holding a registration certificate under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: April 18, 2018
Date of Conviction: December 13, 2019, at the Brampton Ontario Court of Justice
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $10,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On April 18, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators executed a search warrant and discovered 40,000 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.