BUSTED: 200,000 Cigarettes/Cigars BUST

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(NIPIGON, ON) – On February 17, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers from the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 17, Lahontan Township (Rossport area).

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As a result of the traffic stop, officers seized 21 cases, containing approximately 200,000Β unmarked cigarettes and cigarsΒ were seized.

George Mike SAUNDERS, 50 years old of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been charged with:

  • Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco, s 121.1 CC
  • TTA 29(1) Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
  • TTA 29(2) Possess unmarked cigarettes

Candice KOWAL, 53 years old of Garson, Manitoba has been charged with:

  • TTA 29(1) Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
  • TTA 29(2) Possess unmarked cigarettes

Both accused were released and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Schreiber at aΒ future date.

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Source: OPP

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2 Replies to “BUSTED: 200,000 Cigarettes/Cigars BUST”

  1. The governmental powers want their cut. Selling non-approved smokes is not a coin in their coffers, and they want to set an example.

    Remember the summer before the bridge to the Mission burned? People were being stopped and their smokes confiscated because the price did not include the gov’s “cut”: that is to say, the lion’s share of what’s paid in town.

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