Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes Leads to $50,000 Fine
Convicted: Bernard Narain
Location of Offence: Brant County
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: July 15, 2019
Date of Conviction: February 21, 2020, at the Brantford Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $50,000 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On July 15, 2019, Ministry investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 373,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.