Tobacco Contraband: Semi Truck Seized, Suspects Arrested

Ste-Anne-du-Sault, Quebec – On the night of February 7, 2019, at Sainte-Anne-du-Sault, police officers arrested 5 individuals involved in illicit tobacco trafficking.

They seized nearly 5,200,000 contraband cigarettes representing a tax loss of 1.5 million dollars. A tractor trailor, a pickup truck and a second trailer worth approximately $130,000 were also seized.

The suspects were arrested under the Excise Act, 2001, and face potential charges of possessing unstamped tobacco products.

Police officers seized nearly 5 200 000 contraband cigarettes.
Police officers seized nearly 5 200 000 contraband cigarettes.
Contraband cigarettes
Contraband cigarettes
A tractor trailer was seized
A tractor trailer was seized

The RCMP Valleyfield Detachment and Sûreté du Québec Anti-Smuggling Division joint investigation continues.

Quebec RCMP



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