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Fine Imposed for Importing Tobacco Without a Registration Certificate

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Fine Imposed for Importing Tobacco Without a Registration Certificate

Ministry of Finance

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.

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