Two Arrested by RCMP for Contraband Tobacco Sales

Thursday April 19th, 2012

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Late Tuesday afternoon, members of the Windsor RCMP Border Response Team (BRT) executed a search warrant at a residence on College Avenue near the intersection of Campbell Street, after a week long investigation into alleged contraband tobacco sales in the Windsor area.

Acting on information received concerning suspected contraband tobacco sales; members of the Windsor BRT conducted surveillance and observed two individuals involved in the sale of tobacco from their vehicle on April 17th, 2012. These two individuals were arrested for offences under the Excise Act 2001; Windsor BRT members seized a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon automobile as a conveyance along with a small quantity of cash. Windsor BRT members later executed a search warrant at their residence. Approximately 114 cartons of contraband tobacco were seized from their home.

A 37 year old Windsor man and 49 year old Windsor woman both face charges under the Excise Act 2001 of Purchase/Receive for Sale – Unstamped Tobacco and Sell/ Offer for Sale/Possess – Unstamped Tobacco. Both were released to appear in the Windsor Ontario Court of Justice on Monday, May 28th, 2012.

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