CORNWALL, ON, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ -The Cornwall Regional Task Force
(CRTF) made five (5) contraband tobacco seizures in the following
jurisdictions between October 10th, 2011 and November 8th, 2011:
Four (4) seizures in South Glengarry, Ontario;
One (1) seizure in Cornwall, Ontario;
These seizures resulted in the arrest of the following three (3)
individuals who have been charged with Possession of Unstamped Tobacco,
contrary to Section 32(1) of the Excise Act, 2001, and/or who are
facing or have been charged under the provincial Tobacco Tax Act for
possession of unmarked cigarettes:
Kyle Clayton Gray (age 21) from St-Zotique, Quebec;
Mark Kimble (age 33) from Montreal, Quebec; and
Philippe St. Amand (age 32) from Verdun, Quebec.
Kyle Gray has also been charged with failure to comply with conditions of his
The following items were seized during the above-mentioned events:
Two (2) pick-up trucks, one (1) enclosed cargo trailer and one (1)
8, 321 re-sealable bags and/or cartons each containing 200 contraband
502 kilograms of fine cut tobacco.
One of the key priorities of the RCMP's Contraband Tobacco Enforcement
Strategy is education and awareness. Cornwall Detachment has begun its
marketing campaign aimed at making the public aware of the consequences
of being involved in the contraband tobacco trade. Billboards have
been placed along our highways and inside our recreation centers to
assist us in our efforts.
When you smuggle or buy illegal tobacco you're breaking the law. Your
actions mean you could have your conveyance seized, be subjected to
heavy fines and/or jail time, and be left with a criminal record. By
being a part of this illegal activity, you generate money for organized
crime thus bringing criminality and violence into your neighbourhoods.
For information on our awareness and education campaign, please contact
Cst. Jean Juneau, at 613-938-2800 ext. 258.
The CRTF continues to address the complaints of suspicious activity
observed by local residents. If anyone notices suspicious activity,
they are urged to please contact the CRTF at 613-937-2800 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial
Police, Ontario Ministry of Revenue and Cornwall Community Police
SOURCE Cornwall Regional Task Force
For further information:
| Sgt. Lee Côté |
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Ontario Provincial Police