Cornwall Regional Task Force seizes contraband tobacco

CORNWALL, ON, May 6 /CNW/ - The Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) is very pro-active and continues to make seizures of contraband tobacco products. Between April 22nd, 2010 and May 5th, 2010, officers from the CRTF made seizures in the following regions:

    
    -  1 seizure in Morrisburg, Ontario
    -  2 seizures in Cornwall, Ontario
    -  2 seizures in South Glengarry, Ontario

    These seizures resulted in the arrest of five individuals

    2 from Cornwall, Ontario,
    1 from St. Regis, Quebec,
    1 from Laval, Quebec,
    

All are facing charges for possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped according to the Excise Act 2001 and/or under authority of the Provincial Tobacco Tax Act.

    
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44 year old Darron Doxtator from Oneida, Ontario, who is charged with possession of a tobacco product not properly stamped according to the Excise Act 200. He also faces charges under authority of the Provincial Tobacco Tax Act.

Items Seized:

    
    -  5 vehicles described as 2003 Ford Focus, 2001 Chevrolet S10 pick-up
       truck, 2002 Ford Econoline E250 van, 2004 Chevrolet Venture van, 1995
       Chevrolet Astro van
    -  3,400 assorted re-sealable bags each containing 200 cigarettes
    -  633 kilograms of fine cut tobacco
    -  $920 CND currency
    

The CRTF's investigations are very active along the smuggling routes used by organized crime groups. This is a deterrent and helps to prevent criminal activity within our communities.

Some photos from the seizures are available upon email request at michael.harvey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca .

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: Sgt. Michael Harvey, Cornwall Regional Task Force, (613) 937-2831; Sgt. Kristine Rae, Ontario Provincial Police, (613) 285-5479


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