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